Cullberg is considered to be one of the finest representatives of Swedish contemporary fine arts. Cullberg’s works can be described as coloristic, expressive and intense existential expressionism. He has been given the nick name ”Overpainter”. In a highly pshycological process he works his way through the ideas and perspectives in a continuous dialogue with the canvas. Time after time he paints over a previous layer of color.
Was born and lives:
1931, Uppsala, Sweden, now living in Sollentuna, a suburb to Stockholm, Sweden.
Swedish National Art Academy 1955-56
Valands Art Academy, Sweden, 1956
Debuted with the exhibition "Hos Petra", Stockholm, Sweden, 1961
Modern Museum of Art, Stockholm, Sweden, 1986
Malmo Hall of Art, Sweden, 1986
Gothenbourgh, Hall of Art (Konsthall), Sweden, 1986
Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, 1986,
Swedish National Art Academy, Stockholm, 1994
Uppsala Dome Church, Sweden, 2001
His paintings represented in:
Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden (Moderna Museet) National Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (Nationalmuseum)
Art museums around Sweden (Gothenborgh, Norrkoping, Boras and Vasteras)
Abo Art Museum, Finland
Copenhagen State Museum of Art, Denmark
Litterature about Cullberg:
Erland Cullberg, Utstallningskatalog, Moderna Museet Stockholm 1986. Erland Cullberg,
Malningar 1986 - 94 och Teckningar. Rasters forlag, Stockholm 1994.
Egenart, om malaren Erland Cullberg m fl.
Dencker-Ullberg, Silander&Fromholtz Forlag AB, 2001.
Films about Cullberg:
”Overpainter, a film about Erland Cullberg” (orig. title ”Overmalaren”), Anders Widoff 1980.