I’m a firm believer that anything you eat will taste better served on pretty china or a lovingly decorated table. The work of Russian born artist Olga Antonova celebrates these every day objects, elevating them using her technical prowess tinged with a hint of charm and whimsy.
The delicate porcelain vessels are stacked, one on top of each other, creating dainty monuments of indulgence. Tea or coffee sipped from colorful china induces us to have a seat, slow down, have a leisurely chat. Antonova’s work does the same, creating a calm sense of elegant consumption.
Her depictions of the smooth, shiny surfaces and colorful patterns make me want to fall down a rabbit hole and crash a tea party hosted by a bunny with a crazy chapeau.
To see more of Olga Antonova’s work, please visit her website or the websites of her representing galleries or check them out in person, if you can at — Gallery Henoch in New York, Selby Fleetwood Gallery in Santa Fe, Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston, Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples and Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
Featured image is Composition With Cups, oil on canvas, 30×15.