Yulia & Marat
Yulia Batyrova and Marat Mukhametov
We see our sculptures as the motion of multiple elements, constantly changing their shape. The frozen form of the sculpture is just a primitive way to embrace endless motion, although only it remains truly real and denies any form. We only follow this motion without interfering in it.
On the edge of sculpture and ceramics, we have developed our signature technique for creating seemingly floating, weightless objects that interact with concrete conceptually.
We are constantly experimenting with porcelain, looking for the shape of elements and texture that will match the theme of the statement of different series. Our style is constantly changing and developing, which corresponds to the main task — to follow the motion without interfering in it.
Concrete was initially supposed to be just a stable, neutral, reliable pedestal. However, when we first installed the sculpture on a concrete base, magic happened: there was a contrast between static and changeable, natural and man-made. The combination
of concrete and porcelain speaks about the human loss of harmony with nature and the infertility of attempts to restore it. Now the motive for the search for harmony is present in one way or another in all our works.