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Shadow

Sergei Isupov

Russian, born 1963

Shadow, 1999

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Porcelain

Dimensions: 19 × 11 × 10 1/2 in. (48.3 × 27.9 × 26.7 cm)

Gift of Mary Mallery Davis, by exchange, 2016.12

Sergei Isupov was born in Stavrapole, Russia, and now lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His surreal porcelain sculptures, which often include self-portraits, explore the rocky terrain of relationships between men and women. “I am a student of the universe and a participant in the harmonic chaos of contrasts and opposites: dark—light male—female, good—evil. Working instinctually and using my observations, I create a new, intimate universe that reveals the relationships, connections and contradictions, as I perceive them… When I think of myself and my works, I’m not sure I create them, perhaps they create me.”—Sergei Isupov

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