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Fragmented Ink Paintings on Arrays of Vintage Books by Ekaterina Panikanova

June 12, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Spread across the opened pages of books pinned against the wall like insect specimens, artist Ekaterina Panikanova (previously) creates ink paintings that appear like fragments of memory. As with the content of old books, the subjects of each work appear from a different era, engaged in mysterious activities or moments while accompanied by recurring images of lace, layer cakes, animals, and explosions of ink. Occasionally an image is permitted to span several book spreads, but is often interrupted by a new idea that appears to be inserted like a misplaced puzzle piece. Panikova was born in Russia and now lives…

 

 



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Twilights: Ink Paintings on Vintage Books by Ekaterina Panikanova

January 6, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Celestial phenomena, 2014, books, wood, nails, ink, acrylic, cm210x260. Artist Ekaterina Panikanova (previously) recently opened her third solo show at Sara Zarin Gallery in Rome featuring a number of ink and acrylic paintings on grids of vintage books. Reflecting the age of the books, Panikanova creates imagery suggesting aspects of memory or old snapshots commingled with illustrations of birds, antlers, baked goods, and lace. To compliment the installations she also created a number of glass and lead pieces you can see here. The exhibition, titled Crepuscoli (Twilights), runs through February 7th. Impersonal verbs, 2014, books, wood, nails, ink, acrylic, cm…

 

 



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Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova

June 11, 2013

Christopher Jobson

© Ekaterina Panikanova © Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria © Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria © Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria © Ekaterina Panikanova © Ekaterina Panikanova © Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria © Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria © 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…