“Сraters” – project by Yuriy Musatov
In his practice, Yuriy Musatov explores the possibilities of ceramics, experimenting with materials and techniques. The result of his recent creative search is a series of objects called “Craters”. Each of them is unique and created in the individual technique, within the framework of which oxidation and reduction of chamotte, red and white clay are combined. Besides the desire to explore the artistic potential of ceramics, for Yuriy Musatov spontaneity in work is also important. He tends a kind of freedom that allows the material to unfold, and the artist to enjoy the creative process.
The artist is fascinated by space. Among his previous works, there are planets and aliens embodied in ceramics. The “Craters” series presents a kind of cosmic landscapes, traces of invasions of unknown objects on the surface of celestial bodies. But craters are also depressions in places of volcanic eruptions. The covering of ceramic objects through a combination of various glazes, copper and cobalt oxides, various pigments and porcelain has a magnetic effect. Looking at coloured patterns of the works by Yuriy Musatov is like contemplating an eruption while standing on the edge of a crater. And to someone, perhaps, their surface will resemble a cosmic abyss.
Opening November 14 at 7 pm
The project is on the show till November 30