Residency by Yelena Popova & Stuart Hodges | April 2nd to 18th 2017

After their first residency in search of a “Metamorphosing Mural”, this creative team returned to Cultivamos Cultura, investigating a little more about the materiality and temporality of fresco painting. This time they used lime plaster in a more gestural way, incorporating pigments made from local soils.

Yelena Popova is a Royal College of Art graduate from MA Painting in 2011, working across many disciplines, including: film, painting installation, performance and text. Yelena’s work has been selected for the publication ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, which will be published by Thames and Hudson later this year. In January she was one of four artists to be shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Awards 2014 prize, for the category of Painting.

Stuart Hodges, recently retired, is a former Principal Lecturer in Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University. With many years experience as a graphic designer his research interests include the study of national identity and visual culture in former Eastern-European countries.

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