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This is a unique work

Elena - 1999 - Japan

72.7 x 60.6cm

Acrylic on Canvas


Regular price Dhs. 30,000.00
Regular price Sale price Dhs. 30,000.00
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“POPPIN” by Elena blends traditional Japanese art with her signature modern twist, featuring her beloved fictional character, “Chibi-chan.” The artwork centers on a traditional Japanese woman dressed in a beautifully detailed kimono adorned with vibrant floral patterns. The rich colors of her attire, with shades of blue, green, and red, stand out vividly against the neutral background.

Emerging from the woman’s headpiece are numerous “Chibi-chan” characters, depicted in black and white. These whimsical, plump, and rounded figures display a variety of unique expressions and forms, creating a playful and chaotic cloud around the woman. The integration of “Chibi-chan” characters adds a surreal and imaginative element to the otherwise traditional composition.

The woman’s poised and serene expression contrasts with the lively energy of the “Chibi-chan” figures, emphasizing the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. The meticulous detail in the kimono and the dynamic presence of the “Chibi-chan” characters highlight Elena’s ability to merge different artistic styles into a cohesive and captivating piece.

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