In his sculptures and drawings, Sergei Isupov explores dialectics embedded in the human condition by setting two or more themes - a face of the other, a male and a female figure, or an animal and a human - within a tight composition. Because of this proximity, tension grows when these two elements come together. And in this tension, there is closeness and there is duality. The resulting line separating the elements is alive and constantly shifting, giving the works an indeterminate vibrancy.
An exhibit presents Isupov's graphite drawings, ceramic sculptures, and a large-scale outdoor piece showing various ways in which the artist resolves the tension of Proximal Duality.