Jonas Brandin was born 1974 in Dalarna, Sweden. After a painful adolescence in Ludvika, a small town surrounded by an endless fir forest, he moved to Stockholm to study art. There, he instead found himself surrounded by likeminded people, croquis-models, bars and huge artbooks from the city library. The new environment had a positive effect on him and he could soon be seen in the Academy Of Fine Arts, working joyfully in almost every department before earning a MFA in art in 2000.

    Since then he has mostly been working as a sculptor and special-effects maker, all while perfecting his drawing skills. He is currently working on serveral art projects (paintings, drawings and sculptures).

    He lives in Stockholm together with artist Helena Blomqvist, their two children Benjamin, Edith and two cats.