A qualitatively new approach to monumental landscape sculpture is demonstrated by Valery Yevdokimov in his monumental granite compositions "MYSTERY" (1998), "PIETA" (2000) and "INFINITY" (2001-2011), all created in Sweden. In these pieces the master gradually strips the sculptural shape of the heavy fetters of artistic enslavement, and various methods of plastic reflection of his vision of the world. He approaches (particularly in the "INFINITY" composition) the summit of creative conscience, which is a symbol-sign, a kind of "Mobius strip" in granite. It reflects the tortuous quest for supreme truth in art (which is often confused with truth of life) in a summary of intense labor of the large-caliber master – who has turned Russian sculpture of the last thirty years of the 20th century into a significant phenomenon of cultural life in Russia, thus rendering it an all-European purport.
"Man. Culture. City". #69, 2009