Irina Razumovskaya works intuitively, using her aesthetic preferences and tacit knowledge to animate minimalist constructivist architectural forms. She seeks to avoid direct, narrow, or exact images or symbols, instead basing her work on universal cultural signs. Each work has a personal meaning, yet is an ambiguous experience for the viewer, leaving open the possibility of variability in the interpretation of the work. Razumovskaya’s recent works are inspired by a wistfulness for post-Soviet times; the subtlety of dilapidation, the ageing of architecture, where rigid constructivist forms are softened and animated with the touch of time.
Razumovskaya originally studied Ceramics in Russia at the State Academy of Art and is currently completing her MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. She has completed residencies in Germany, Spain, the USA, Hungary, Taiwan, and her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Awards include first prizes for The International Triennial of Silicate Arts in Keczkemet, Hungary; 8th NASPA Ceramic Talent Award, Westerwald Museum, Germany; Biennal de Ceramics d’Esplugues Angelina Alos, Spain.
Featured image: Irina Razumovskaya, Metamorphoses, 2016, porcelain, glaze, 120 x 18 x 15cm (47.2 x 7.1 x 5.9in.)