Something has gone terribly awry in the world depicted in these paintings by Simon Stalenhag. Aliens have invaded and 'won' – or lost, perhaps – but the world has returned to a state of mundanity. It's irreversably changed and full of powerful new technology, but the sense of daily grind remains the same.

In Procession, it's anyone's guess where this huge, duck-faced walker is leading a tethered, helmeted tribe of people – or where they are going – but it's hard to conceive it's part of some masterplan.

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