Ella Kruglyanskaya
Latvian, born 1978
Selected exhibitions
Gavin Brown's Enterprise at FOG Design+Art 2018,
Gavin Brown's Enterprise
Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation,
Temnikova & Kasela
ART BLOG ART BLOG presents Leave it to Beavers curated by Gina Beavers,
Nina Johnson

Ella Kruglyanskaya paints large-scale, cartoonish vignettes featuring exuberant, full-figured women and their fashion accessories. Characterized by splashy colors and patterns, her paintings depict women in revealing clothes, engaged in leisure activities or absurdist scenarios, such as Untitled (2010), in which a woman in high heels riding a small horse is attacked by a crocodile. “I’m interested in pictorial events that are not narrative but visual and sometimes aspire to an unspoken punch line,” she has said. “The figure functions as the vessel and the space onto which the events of the painting occur.” Kruglyanskaya has produced commissions for the windows of Barney’s in New York, and her work has been compared to that of R. Crumb, Sonia Delaunay, and Lyubov Popova.

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