Meet Pernilla Iggstrom of London, UK.
While Pernilla Iggstrom started to draw as soon as she could hold a pen, she only realized concretely that she was an artist-in-the-making through her work in the corporate world, when she felt the strong urge to indulge her creative side again.
Born in Korea and raised in Sweden, she earned her BA in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School. Due to her multicultural background, she is particularly sensitive to questions of identity formation and she is constantly exploring its layers and meanings through her work.
Family photos often inform her questions and then, “the painting process allows me to expand the potential of my ideas – reducing some of the overly specific imagery to something more universally accessible.”
“My personal story is of course core, as it motivated my investigations into notions of identity, but there are also far reaching aspects to what I am saying that I want to address.”
When her energy runs out, she refuels with nature – the forest, fields, or the ocean. After living around the world, Pernilla now is based in Brentwood, Essex, with a studio nearby in Purfleet, Essex.
A Snapshot View of Pernilla Iggstrom
Favorite Artist: Gerhard Richter, Robert Rauschenberg and Candice Breitz
Spirit Animal: Black Panther
Secret Superpower: Disarming with kindness