PG Thelander was born 1936 and lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
With a great portion of humor and absurdity, Thelander´s works depict the various
roles that humans play. In his paintings one can trace the interaction between the
intellect and the peculiar fantasy. Different themes such as the binary relationships
between adulthood and childishness, male and female and the contradictory
behavior of the human being are entwined with allusions and quotes from both art
history and the contemporary art world. Animals and everyday objects often
constitute a great part of the paintings. This broad and seemingly unaccountable
mixture of motifs gives the paintings numerous dimensions and fills them with an
exciting and symbolical charge and ambiguity.
He studied at The National Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (1953-1959)
and The Royal University Collage of Fine Arts, Stockholm (1959 – 1964).
Thelander´s works are represented in many national as well as international museum
collections, such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of
Art; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; British Museum, London; Bibliotheque
National, Paris; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.