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Galya Popova

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Galya Popova

Born: 1978

Hometown: Moscow

Based in: Germany

 

Galya Popova was born in 1978 in Moscow , Russia
Lives and works in Bonn, Germany.

Graduated from Moscow Academic Art School “In memory of 1905” in 1998, where she studied theatre costume, theatre decoration and scene design.
Graduated from Moscow State University of Service (faculty “Costume design”) in 2005, where she studied fashion design.

Since 2004 – work as the artist – illustrator with several publishing houses
Since 2007- freelance artist. Collaboration with several international galleries.

Her favourite mediums are oil colours on canvas. Most of the paintings made with small palette knife, using brushes only at the beginning of the work.
This technique is very various, gives to artist a lot of opportunities and ways to express yourself.
Galya likes to create paintings with a story behind. Her paintings are like a shots from a movie, which has beginning and prolongation. Memories of the soviet childhood, everyday situations, nature, people , animals and books are the key themes of Galya Popova´s art.

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Calm day

Galya Popova, Russia

Painting

US$ 2,950

Herberas

Galya Popova, Russia

Painting

US$ 950

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About Galya Popova


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What inspires you?

Memories of the childhood, everyday situations, nature, people , animals, books, music


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

poetic , evocative and deep


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Balthus, Pierre Bonnard, Jan van Eyck, Rene Magritte, Vincent van Gogh


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

The biggest part of the painting I usually make with a small palette knife.


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Where do you go for inspiration?

to museums, botanical gardens, to countryside or to a big city. Just to walk.

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