EKATERINA POPOVA: THE EVER-EVOLVING IDEA OF HOME
Ekaterina Popova is an artist and artpreneur who believes that our entire life is a canvas and we have the power to create anything we desire. For SHOWFIELDS Ekaterina is bringing viewers into her studio and space to talk about her inspiration and process. In her recent practice, Ekaterina has been exploring interiors and the ever-evolving idea of “home” as an immigrant.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your practice:
I moved to the US in 2001 from Russia as a teenager. Since then I have been learning what home and belonging means to me personally. I have dived into this subject through my artistic practice with oil, acrylic, and watercolor. I have been painting interiors and intimate spaces for close to a decade, exploring these concepts. The creative journey of this process and the resulting conversations have been an equally exciting and healing process for me.
What kind of artwork is relevant to our generation and the times we are living?
I think art has the power to bring change and understanding to society, and that the most powerful work is created in honesty and highlights individual experiences such as immigration, race, culture, and sexuality.
Tell us about this show for SHOWFIELDS: conceptually, aesthetically, etc.?
The work I selected for this curation with SHOWFIELDS features interiors from my home or those around me. In these pieces, I have been exploring mood, color, texture, and emotion through my artistic practice. Although all made with the same intent, these works can stand on their own or lead to the creation of larger pieces.
What is your advice for art lovers, supporters, collectors and appreciators?
My advice biggest piece of advice is to invest in art whenever possible. It supports independent artists and allows you to experience the beautiful energy of the creator. However, it is not the only way to support artists and the arts community. Supporting art by commenting, following, sharing, and collecting work makes a difference and nurtures the evolving art world. Both are valid and important ways art lovers can get involved.