Essential Oil Paintings by Ekaterina Popova Insights into the warm, intimate interiors of the home



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January 5, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images © Ekaterina Popova, shared with permission

Within the confines of a canvas, Russian artist Ekaterina Popova maintains the calm, family atmosphere of the home. Her dreamy interiors consist of blurry edges and thick brushstrokes in oil that subtly obscure every scene, and Popova’s warm, impressionistic style matches the lived feeling of her pictures: a quilt hangs from the edge of a mattress, a book lies in the window as if it were it would have just been put down by its reader, and the remains of lunch remain on a set table.

Often showing off her own bedroom and her friends’ rooms, Popova focuses on a range of textures such as slatted floors, fur blankets, floral bedding and lush foliage, and the natural light or the soft glow of a lamp illuminating the scenes enhances her sense of comfort and intimacy. She explains:

In the last few years I have been working with interiors. The interest started for me as an opportunity to reflect on my childhood in Russia, but eventually moved on to exploring the overall idea of ​​”home” and what it means to me today … My paintings include messy rooms, intimate objects and objects that move together relate presence to the human being without including the figure.

Popova is currently based in Philadelphia and will be open January 6-29 at. To see paintings Cohle Gallery in Paris. Immerse yourself in more of their work her side and Instagram.

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