Valery Yevdokimov ('Concert of Alexandr Knyazev', bronze, granite, 2004).
The cleaving of the chest (of a musical genius) "with an explosive musical force, a wave" creates a tangible effect of deep vibrations in space and time, and a complete convergence of forms.
Portraits – A Multi-Faceted Image.
The procedure of "Stereoscopic Time" in Valery Yevdokimov's works is modern and unusual. That is how I would describe its peculiar procedure of coincident, simultaneous exist-ence of portrayals of one and the same character at different times. In his fundamental work "MYSTERY"(1997–1998, granite, height 3,2 m) Jesus is simultaneously depicted at three moments in time: the Crucifixion, the Descent from the Cross and the Ascension.
Similar "dimensionality" of time or "stereoscopic time" can be seen in the sculpture "Eternal Path" (1995, marble, height 1,78 m). One can see a series of possible constant transformations of the same character, and how his or her path of life is set out: "the diligence of a disciple", "the enlightenment of a master", "a test of allegiance or crucifixion". The consequent images overlap each other, thus creating and setting out their own "eternal path of learning without any stops – which is existence".