Yelena Popova’s work recalls the graphics and aesthetics of both Russian Constructivism and Minimalism - and opens up conversations about the materiality of painting today. Popova’s practice encompasses painting and drawing, ceramics, video and installation. Her work is tied together by an interest in exploring the concept of balance, whether in politics, representation, or an exploration of personal wealth. Based at Primary Studios in Nottingham and an alumni of the RCA, Popova’s work is a part of many public and private collections including most recently The Arts Council Collection, Zabludowicz Collection and Saatchi Collection. She had a major solo exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary in 2016.
With Syson Gallery, Yelena has presented a solo stand with the gallery at London Art Fair, as part of Dialogues, curated by Anna Colin. This project comprised new work made during a year-long residency for at The National Trust's Upton House in Warwickshire and also presented as part of Cornucopia, a group exhibition at Syson Gallery in 2015.