‘Untitled’ from the ‘Evaporating’ series

Popova, Yelena
To the artist Yelena Popova invisibility is both a potent political issue and a formal device capable of capturing the attention of an audience exhausted by an image-saturated culture. Popova refers to the paintings in her ‘Evaporating’ series as ‘transparent images’ which ‘recede into the raw fabric’. These paintings – although they appear to look back at twentieth-century movements such as futurism and constructivism – are influenced by digital culture. Popova explains that ‘the disembodiment of screen-based images’ and certain touch-screen gestures is echoed in her painterly technique.
  • Artwork Details: 210 x 160cm
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  • Material description: Distemper or glue tempera on linen
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC7/2014



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