Ella Kruglyanskaya (b. 1978, Riga) lives and works in New York.
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. She's interested in pictorial events that are not narrative but visual and sometimes aspire to an unspoken punch line. The figure functions as the vessel and the space onto which the events of the painting occur.
flashe, graphite and oil pastel on paper 40×27cm, 2017
oil pastel on paper 40×27cm, 2017