The exhibition takes inspiration from the word ”Skov”, which is the name for forest in Danish but also the name for a inflammatory disease state in Swedish.
As we approach the tree of the forest, we notice the diseases and the conditions. In doing so, something else takes form inside the mind and spirit of a human, a sense of similarity and recognition.
As the bark of the tree is covered in lichen, moss and fungus, the skin of the human is made frail by eczema. From both the bark and the skin, you imagine something else underneath, something that either grows, or rots.
Through the paintings, Pauline Fransson tries to examine what is healthy and what is unhealthy, what is visible and what is not visible. With the oil, the acrylic and the canvas she investigates what the colors tell about the narrative and how the narrative affect the form of the painting. By working with series of paintings, Pauline can achieve what she wants to mediate, by making painting after painting, each getting closer to the real thing, the thing itching inside the skin.
Kilde: Alice Folker Gallery
Store Strandstræde 19, 5. sal
1255 København K
Ons-fre 11-17, lør 12-15
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