Irina Razumovskaya: Selected works, 2018-2021
In much of her work Irina creates visions of urban landscapes, imagined ancient archaeological sites and objects using purely the material language of ceramics.
Blending together architectural forms and natural shapes, her work reveals itself as a mirage from the distant past and recent present: invoking the feeling of belonging, being present and in contact with nature.
Irina makes use of unusual textures created through experimental ceramic surface applications, which mimic the effects seen on ageing and crumbling structures. Peeling and decaying surfaces provide glimpses into the deeper layers of meaning that can be found within our shared culture, of-ten obscured by the glossy veneer of the modern world.
Her work serves as a critical response to a world where the vandalism of heritage and nature is be-coming an everyday occurrence. It reminds us that behind the ephemeral and easy there are pro-found and abiding connections, which can be uncovered through gaining a deeper understanding of our true context within the history of civilisation.