The Ruarts Foundation opens an exhibition of recycled sculptures in Moscow

The Ruarts Foundation, a private foundation for contemporary art in Russia, opened in Moscow the exhibition entitled Autarchy of Misha Buryj, a rising multidisciplinary artist, who depicts the fragility of the world through recycled sculptures

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 09, 2022) The Ruarts Foundation, a private foundation for contemporary art in Russia, opened in Moscow the exhibition entitled Autarchy of Misha Buryj, a rising multidisciplinary artist, who depicts the fragility of the world in through upcycled sculptures.

The exhibition presents a collection of anthropomorphic sculptures made from production waste.

“This carefully assembled waste is not only recycled; the artist has built a whole theory around his own work. According to him, people today live in an unforgiving world where little depends on them, and at all times they could lose everything… The viewer immediately sees the main idea: they were born from the dust and can easily return there, to be reassembled into new people,” Ruarts said in a statement.

The artist contradicts the tendency towards perfectionism in exhibitions, giving his sculptures a raw and unpolished look, but at the same time exuding a sense of dynamism.

“Sculptures resembling human figures, made in the good old tradition of plastic dynamism, are just waiting for the opportunity to turn around, simultaneously presenting all potential vectors of movement, all possible coverings of space”, indicates the press release.

Buryj draws public attention to the fact that waste can no longer be ignored since it is already part of reality. The colors and textures used in the sculptures make the viewer reflect on the modern consumer trend as the artworks appear to “swell, ready to burst and litter the room with their contents”.

The exhibition will continue until October 16. Buryj, a Moscow-based artist, creates his works from recycled materials left over from advertising production and printing, drawing attention to the issue of the cult of consumerism and mass production. In 2021, Buryj won a prestigious Ruinart Art Patronat competition.