AA2A Artist

Yelena Popova

Year:
2018-19
Location:
Primary, Nottingham
Social link:
@yelena_popova
Project summary:

I graduated from MA Painting at RCA in 2011. Since then I’ve worked as an artist showing nationally and internationally in commercial galleries, artist-led spaces, institutions and art fairs. I work with a range of media: painting installation, video and print. My studio is at Primary in Nottingham. My traditional studio practice, rooted in painting, has recently undergone period of rapid industrialisation and I’ve started to make a lot of work using computer. I’d like to ‘scale-up’ my practice and be able to undertake large public commissions in the future: sculpture, large-scale marquetry, tile mosaics, tapestry etc.

Having access to a CNC machine and laser cutter will help me to make models and think through my ideas in 3D. Finally, I’d like to explore different possibilities for traditional intaglio printing using etched metal objects and laser cutting techniques for woodblock printing.

This new work will continue development of the formal language, which first appeared in my computer-generated video piece (2016), my tapestry for Girton College, University of Cambridge (2017) and recent intaglio prints (2018). I’d like to continue learning and using software and spend some time with different equipment to test ideas. I’d like to use my time at Sheffield Institute of Arts to provide a period of research and development to focus on developing my art practice by experimenting with different facilities and materials, by learning CNC manufacturing methods and software and by having the ‘space’ to develop new skills.

I graduated from MA Painting at RCA in 2011. Since then I’ve worked as an artist showing nationally and internationally in commercial galleries, artist-led spaces, institutions and art fairs. I work with a range of media: painting installation, video and print. My studio is at Primary in Nottingham. My traditional studio practice, rooted in painting, has recently undergone period of rapid industrialisation and I’ve started to make a lot of work using computer. I’d like to ‘scale-up’ my practice and be able to undertake large public commissions in the future: sculpture, large-scale marquetry, tile mosaics, tapestry etc.

Having access to a CNC machine and laser cutter will help me to make models and think through my ideas in 3D. Finally, I’d like to explore different possibilities for traditional intaglio printing using etched metal objects and laser cutting techniques for woodblock printing.

This new work will continue development of the formal language, which first appeared in my computer-generated video piece (2016), my tapestry for Girton College, University of Cambridge (2017) and recent intaglio prints (2018). I’d like to continue learning and using software and spend some time with different equipment to test ideas. I’d like to use my time at Sheffield Institute of Arts to provide a period of research and development to focus on developing my art practice by experimenting with different facilities and materials, by learning CNC manufacturing methods and software and by having the ‘space’ to develop new skills.

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