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Yelena Popova

Born in Russia. Lives in: Nottingham
Royal College of Art

I'm a Russian born artist now living and working in Nottingham. I work across a range of media incorporating painting, video, text, installation and performance. I would describe myself as a devoted Martian Gardener, a cuddly Ninja Mickey Mouse, an inventive vodka-meister, an occasional zine-maker and a successor of both Russian constructivists (Lubov Popova) and western Pop culture. My recent work is centred around painting and it's materiality, alluding to themes of competition and balance (as in sports, politics and arts) and artistic production, education and presentation.

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Work of art I would like to make

I would like to make some really really pale paintings almost invisible; or invisible at first, but gradually becoming visible. And also a video (of a performative lecture?) on gravity, acid-based reactions, IKEA and other important aspects of domestication. I did enjoy last year's New Sensations show curated at a big house. I thought of its kitchen.

My Artworks (6)

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