Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates densely layered paintings across large spreads of old books and other documents, resulting in artwork that blurs the lines between painting, installation and collage. Born in St. Petersburg in 1975 Panikanova graduated at the top of her class from the Academy of Fine Arts and was subsequently given a studio to work from for five years. She now lives and works in Rome. Much of what you see above was from her second ever solo show Un, due, tre, fuoco at z2o Galleria earlier this year, and if you’d like to see more, check out her website. (via this isn’t happiness)