Biblioteca Wallpaper by Ekaterina Panikanova®
Ekaterina Panikanova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia (1974). Since 2009 she lives and works in Rome. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg. Her work has been exhibited in the Russian Union of Artists, at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Rome, Venice and New York.
Mrs Panikanova: “I like working on old books: I like the way the wear and tear, underlining’s, notes and scribbling’s enable me to perceive the personalities of the people who have read them. I suppose my Soviet past can be seen in the type of clothing and objects and symbols I depict. However I continuously strive to widen my areas of interest. Living in Italy I have been able to study the ‘European way of life’. The books I use to make my paintings generally come from various different countries of origin in such a way that the stories I tell of the ‘education’ of mankind are true for all of us, regardless our culture and country of origin”