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Nils Thornander

Nils Thornander will present his work to visitors on Sunday 29 July 2018 from 2 to 7.30 PM // Like all the artists taking part in the exhibition Ecole(s) suédoise(s) de Paris, he has agreed to answer our questions.
© Nils Thornander.

Date of birth: 03.05.1958
Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
Place of residence: Paris, France

Where did you train?

In Sweden and in France.

When and for what reasons did you settle in France?

I arrived in Paris aged 15, as I was studying for the French Baccalaureate. I stayed.

What does France represent for you?

It’s the country of culture, of the art of living and conversation.

What about Sweden?

It’s the country of the most beautiful lights, nature and calm social relationships.

What are your sources of inspiration and where do they come from?

The world as it is today and all of history that led it to this point.

How would you define yourself and/or how would you define your work?

I’m an artist who thinks and creates with sounds, colours, lights and materials. I work on the edge of things, where their conflicts are revealed. This brings about dissonances and consonances that are for me to combine.