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Artist Sergei Isupov to Deliver Raab Lecture

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Isupov’s “A wistful young woman”

Tomorrow, Ukrainian artist Sergei Isupov will deliver the annual Raab Visiting Artist Lecture in the Tang.

Isupov, a Surrealist primarily working in ceramic sculpture, left the Soviet Union in 1983 in the years before the cultural and artistic agitation of Gorbachev’s perestroika. Here’s the Skid Prop on the event:

Often called an erotic Surrealist for his daring representations of sexuality, relationships, and human encounter, Isupov takes narrative subject matter and merges it with ceramic sculptural form. Drawing on personal experience and human observation, he creates works that integrate autobiography with universal narrative. The Ukraine native combines a bold color palette, heavily tattooed faces, and textured surfaces, all of which relate his works to the aesthetics of traditional Russian art, as well as to contemporary styles of illustration.

IN SOVIET UNION, DARING REPRESENTATIONS OF SEXUALITY, RELATIONSHIPS, AND HUMAN ENCOUNTER FORM YOU.

Tuesday March 5, 6pm @ Tang

(via Skidmore)