Born 1936 in Stockholm, Sweden. 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.