The Painted Page


For her series Errata Corrige, artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates a canvas out of old books:

Using old books and various antiquated texts, Panikanova proceeds to apply her dark markings across the multiple volumes of published words and images.

Like a hidden message or puzzle, her works are applied across unspecified pages on each book. Furthermore, with some of her paintings (which are more like installations), there is a puzzling three-dimensionality to them as the pages are not bound down. Instead, they flow freely and add not only layers, but also a sense of texture to the piece.

Recent Dish on visual art crafted from books here.

(Image courtesy of Ekaterina Panikanova)