While the subject of using, altering, or destroying books to make artworks may be a little bit controversial for book lovers, I'm sure bibliophiles like me will have no qualms about the the beautiful pieces of a Russian-born Rome-based artist.
Instead of blank paper or fabrics, Rome-based Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova turns to the aged spreads of old books, notebooks, and other documents for the canvas of her artworks. Each book spread is painted with a segment of the full image, merging painting, collage-making, and installation into beautiful individual artworks. Her masterpieces above are just some of the artworks showcased in Un, due, tre, fuoco, her second solo show, which was held at Z20 Galleria early this year.
Visit Ekaterina Panikanova’s Website to see more of her artworks.
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All photos and information for this article were sourced from This is Colossal.