The Vertical Art of Ekaterina Ermilkina

The Vertical Art of Ekaterina Ermilkina

Today we’re featuring the very colorful cityscapes from Ekaterina Ermilkina. Born in Yalta, she moved to Saint Petersburg in 1992 to obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree at the State Art and Industry Academy. In 2005, Ermilkina moved to the United States and currently lives in New Jersey.

Her Urban Series consist of abstract paintings which are created by applying and removing oil paint with a palette knife on canvas. This is also use to apply dots of color on the image and build a pattern. The result are images which almost create a serene, Hugh-Ferris-like atmosphere through the use of colors and light as they span the contours of the buildings, and how humans add size to the image.

According to her profile, ‘her inspirations are the expressionistic magic skylines of big cities like Manhattan, Philadelphia, or Chicago filled with colorful skyscrapers. The urban scenic views are abstracted and rich with vivid and textured layers. Ermilkina’s emotional architectural patchwork and mosaic cityscapes radiate a life of balance and positive energy.’ In her own words: ‘The experience of seeing skyscrapers for the first time had an enormous imaginative impact, and the effects continue to reverberate in my work, both in its content and in my evolving technique.’

Ermilkina’s work is attractively priced and can be bought here.

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