Artists company established and owned by Jelena Popadic.

Studio is providing exclusive products and services in the fields of Art Culture and Education.
JELENA POPADIC is an independent artist, designer, teacher.

With Serbian -Montenegrin roots she is born in Yugoslavia in 1964 where she partly grow up. One part of her youth she was living in Australia and in 1984 she came to the Netherlands  to study Art & Design at the Gerriet Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.(1985-1991)

Since her graduation Jelena is active in the fields of visual and performing arts. Her favourite medium is glass. She uses  transparency of the pure material and mostly primary colours. Her signature cold working techniques include deep sandblasting and cutting, which allow her to create mysterious, surreal indents on the object’s surface. The repetitive geometric visual elements that she creates refer to cell structures, crystals, molecules and atoms. She transforms glass into mysterious looking objects which become reborn in their outward appearance. Light that is penetrating through the material, reflecting in the texture results in unique optical illusion and visual effects.

Art work made by Jelena Popadic is part of international private and public collections, including the Dutch National Glass Museum Glass, Museum Sars-Poteries in France and Ernsting Stiftung Glas Museum in Germany. Next to her autonomous work she is selectively creating in the commission of others. One of the most prestigious designs Jelena Popadic has made is the vessel for Prince Bernard Foundation and the traditional “Orange vessel” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Queen Beatrix as monarch of The Netherlands.

Her work is to be seen on the international scene and every year during the International Glass art fair in Leerdam and at the Galerie Nummer 40 in Doetinchem (NL) and on line gallery.

Jelena Popadic -Fotograaf Paul Coeleman xxx

Photo by Paul Coeleman