Long before social media, telephones or telegram existed, the only way to preserve our history and heritage was through the storytellers who wandered between villages. It was also a form of
education – the stories often had a moral message.
Storytelling is a collection of narratives, some real but mostly fictional, that we can often identify with.
Life events and meetings with people all generate an experience that affects our identity. This new body of work is exploring our multidimensional facets – how our life experiences together make
us who we are.
The layer of oil paint on the semi-transparent organza and tulle is only skin-deep and does not fully cover what is behind. This could be seen as a metaphor for how our past and our heritage play
a role in the present – it is not always visible but it is there.
Silhouettes with colour patches blended together on cotton canvas, organza and tulle have symbols and narratives on them. The large painting that greets the visitor as you walk in reflects a
possible heritage of the artist in the city of Milyang in South East Korea. Its’ imprint of the traditional Korean sliding walls painted ajar, welcomes the viewer to her personal journey.
This is Pernilla’s second one-person show in London and follows a successful one-person show in Sweden. She has work in collections in England, Sweden, USA and Malaysia.