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The Pattern Collective

Ekaterina Panikanova for NLXL

Ekaterina Panikanova was born in 1975 in St. Petersburg, since 2009 she lives and works in Rome, Italy. 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. 

Ekaterina 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. Each book has a history, it is the story of it's reader. The collection is a research that speaks of private memory consisting of free associations. It is a project that brings my work within the home, within the family where everything started. 

Rick Vintage, NLXL founder: "From the very first encounter with Ekaterina's art we could not get it out of our heads. It was a difficult task for s to translate the 3D artwork to a wallpaper design. The original artwork is so overwhelming, but after a long process we got it right. The final product has the same impact as the original.."