Nika Neelova was born in Moscow, Russia in 1987. She received a BA from the Royal Art Academy, The Hague and an MFA in sculpture from Slade School of Fine Art, London, where Neelova currently lives and works.

Nika’s practice is predominantly inspired by architecture. She often takes fragments of crumbling Soviet-era buildings and transforms them into the keystone of her minimal installations. Her Soviet background is very important to an understanding of her work and she is inspired by the dystopian realities of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris and Stalker. Neelova’s work hypnotises in a similar way to Tarkovsky’s long and silent landscapes… As the result of her Soviet-Russian heritage, she is keenly aware of the way that materials and architecture influence our sense of time and place, and that even the most solid structures are subject to ruin. The artist works with materials such as jesmonite, plaster and recuperated objects from homes slated for demolition. Neelova creates alchemy with the synthetic and organic elements of her work.

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Nika NeelovaFragments shored against the ruins (ongoing series), 2015Wood, cement and marble dustVariable dimensions£ 18,000.00

Nika NeelovaFolded rooms, 2017Perimeter of the artist studio traced in stainless steel, mounted of hingedVariable dimensions£ 10,000.00

Nika NeelovaUntitled (ikea stools), (ongoing series), 2017Cast jesmonite, cast plaster and pigments and plastic pipe holdersVariable dimensions£ 4,500.00

Nika NeelovaLithic, 2017Recycled upholstery foam soaked in jesmonite and aluminium frame400 x 300 cm157 1/2 x 118 1/8 in£ 18,000.00

Nika NeelovaLateral cuts series. Model of internal architectural cross-sections, 2019Cast ardex, jesmonite, metal rods, acrylic25 x 25 x 25 cm9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in£ 4,000.00

Nika NeelovaLateral cuts series. Model of internal architectural cross-sections, 2019Cast ardex, cement fondu, jesmonite, acrylic25 x 25 x 25 cm9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in£ 4,000.00

Nika NeelovaLateral cuts series (3 pieces). Models of internal architectural cross-sections, 2019Cast ardex, jesmonite, metal rods, acrylicVariable dimensionEach35 x 33 x 21 cm13 3/4 x 13 x 8 1/4 in£ 10,000.00

Nika NeelovaApart, 2019Mixed mediaVariable dimenisonsPrice on request.

Nika NeelovaApart, 2020Uprooted parquet floor from The Tetley (bitumen side exposed), hinges280 x 180 cm110 1/4 x 70 7/8 in£ 9,000.00

Nika NeelovaStratigraphy V, 2020Studio debris cast in jesmonite100 x 70 cm39 3/8 x 27 1/2 in£ 6,500.00

Nika NeelovaWG20 (sepia, umber, ivory black), 2020Watercolour and marker on paper740 x 420 cm291 3/8 x 165 3/8 in£ 900.00

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