The conceptual project presentation of Yuriy Musatov’s “Cloud Evolution” took place at Mystetskyi Arsenal from 5-15 of March, within the scope of the VII Great Sculpture Salon 2015.
The idea of the objects series (clouds that are different in size and configurations, included as part of the three year cycle “Clouds”) lies in applying the sensualism and rationalism to the interpretation of an image.
While creating the first “Clouds”, Yuriy Musatov was inspired with Nature in opposition with Technology. We can observe the evolution of his work in the final objects, where “Clouds” “fall apart” in space. The artist emphasizes the primary idea of futurism by embodying the image of liberation of the vital shape from geometrical. Yuriy Musatov succeeded to integrate the manifestation of evolution of the competition between natural and mechanical, alive and artificial, cloud in the sky and a cloud icon on a desktop, into the image, where completeness of a single holds on to the strength of internal strife.
Yuriy Musatov reinterprets the traditional forms of working with ceramic. His creations exist outside the limits of the common categories or kinds of art, such as easel sculpture and interior ceramic. Musatov presents the illusiveness of the modern world in the phantasmal and unsteady constructions and delicate interlacing of the ceramic parts. Ceramic by the Yuriy Musatov is intellectual. His work reveals the individuality, eccentric vision of properties of the material, innovative application of the techniques and technologies, synthetical character of the space and the actual art object.
The works from the “Clouds” cycle (2012-2015) are presented in such a volume for the first time within the conceptual project “Cloud Evolution”, and demonstrate the transformation of the shape, color and philosophical vision of the artist.