Studio F-1

Installation, New Media

Artist Statement

t.w.five is a female collaboration duo made up of Brazilian artist, Paula Pereira, and Swedish artist, Pernilla Andersson, both currently living in the US. As a pair, we explore our opposite cultures and turn our ideas and thoughts into massively-sized vinyl installations that are carefully hand-cut and then placed onto vinyl boards or directly onto windows, walls, ceilings and floors.

Our work most often investigates the experience of culture shock and the impact of technology on relationships by using images that appear very graphic from a distance but are abstract and complex up close. Our work also addresses societal diversity, the “right” to be part of a given society, and subsequent exclusion by that society leading to alienation.

By choosing recognizable subject matter such as transportation, gadgets and text, our goals are to be accessible to a broad audience and to open up communication between art viewers everywhere. We are not seeking to create confusion about what our viewers are seeing; instead, we want to connect with our viewers by making art that they can understand and talk about with others. We think that, by doing so, art will reach a range of unexpected minds and places.

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Last Updated: Apr 29, 2015