Yelena Popova works with a broad variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, video and installation. Her work reflects her upbringing in the Ural Mountains of Russia, trying to capture the continuous industrial landscape of contemporary capitalism and her own rootedness in the long history of Russian abstraction. Her drawings reflect on the legacy of Russian constructivism and geometric abstraction, exploring the formal qualities of line, space and volume to hypnotic effect.
Yelena Popova (born in USSR) lives and works in Nottingham, where she has a studio at Primary. She studied at Moscow Art Theatre School (MHAT) before graduating with a MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include 'This Certifies That', Philipp von Rosen, Cologne (2017); 'Elements', Girton College, University of Cambridge (2017); 'After Image', Nottingham Contemporary (2016) and 'Unsensed', Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2015). Her work has been acquired into the Arts Council Collection, RCA Collection, Saatchi Collection, Zabludowicz Collection and LWL Museum, Münster.
Photo by Jules Lister