Articles
Annotation for Personal
Exhibition of 1981
Of Completion and
Incompleteness
Short Annotation for Personal
Exhibition of 1992
Two Spaces
The Ethics of the Beautiful
Contest design for Rekolle
International Workshop, 2005
  1. Avant-garde Today
  2. Humanized Space
The Ability To Bring Light
Movement of the Diagonal
Artistic Credo
On the Incompleteness
of the Creative Act, Sacrifice,
and Self-awareness
in the Anderssein
On Art and Life
The Code of the Plastic Art
and Space of Sculptural
Composition
The Evolution of the "Russian Idea"
in the Visual Arts of the 12th–19th
Centuries
The Russian Idea, Now
and in the Future
Articles by Other Authors
The Ethics of Plastic Forms
in Valery Yevdokimov's Sculptures
Plastic Art as an Iconic
Experience: The Problem
of the Artistic Image
The Sculpture
of Valery Yevdokimov
Artificial Game
Mikhail Seleznev about
Valery Yevdokimov
Oleg Komov about
Valery Yevdokimov
Peter Baranov about
Valery Yevdokimov
Portrait – A Convergenc
of Forms
Extracts from an Article
by Olga Kostina
Extract from an Article
by Susanna Serova
Commentary on the Model
Monument of Russian Philosopher
Vladimir Solovyov
In Search of One's Own Self
Thinking About Time
Spiritual Anxiety
The Mystery of Art.
Sergey Orlov
Master. Valery Maloletkov
The Academy of Arts Presents…
The Mystery of Art.
Lubov Yevdokimova
 

"Portrait – A Convergence of Forms"

Extract from an article by Nikolay Naumov

 
Concert by A. Knyazev. 2004. Bronze, granite; height 84
 

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".

2018