(2021) - 52x40x52cm Stoneware, Stain.
I have been working in the field of ceramics for more than twenty years.
As an artist I have always observed people and their environment. It is important for me to reveal their complex relationships that are influenced by the environment, and as the outcome of these relationships – people’s egocentricity, vanity and the need for incarnation, as well as their constant desire to regain internal structured order and peace.
Universal problems of humanity matter for me more than those of a concrete person. Therefore, I choose abstract forms, full of diverse metaphors and symbols. These people, crouched, broken by their lives, chained by their own inner conflicts, are similar to each of us in one way or another: our natural moral disposition to reflect on our own experience and close ourselves in the shell of fear and anxiety. Such abstract forms evoke our imagination deeper and make us think, trying to find answers to diverse existential questions.
I have always looked at the human shape from a different angle, trying to search for new forms, lines, colours and technological solutions. In the process of creation, when I start working on a new project, other new works, the variations of the latter one, are often born. These variations and new ideas perfectly fit into the overall composition, which I pay a special interest to: I catch and draw the outer and inner lines of the sculpture with different sculptural means. I strive for the plasticity in the movement of the form, its flow, when one figure passes one another and together their whole leaves the impression of three figures. Therefore, it becomes very important to choose plastic clay masses professionally, as well as monochromatic surfaces that are able to convey those impressions.