SHOTS, FRACTURES

2009 – 2010

The series Shots, Fractures was conceived partially as a formal experiment that investigates the artistic potential of ceramic tile. Kadyrova covered a series of two-dimensional surfaces, as well as several three-dimensional cubes, with monochromatic tile. Then the artist struck the surfaces with heavy instruments or shot them with a shotgun. The force of the impact broke the smooth tile in unexpected ways, creating spontaneous, unpremeditated compositions, more like a mediated imprint of the body. Thus the initially minimalistic geometric figures were transformed into a 

space of performative practice. 

The method used to create Shots, Fractures is paradoxical: the artist resorted to a rather destructive gesture that still led to a creative result. Creation as a result of destruction attests to the fact that force in and of itself does not have valence, i.e., the moral and ethical imperative that people ascribe to the surrounding world. It is precisely the human mind and will that direct the potential of force in a certain way, charging it with either positive or negative energy. 

SHOTS

2010 – 2014

This serie of works represent ceramic tile plates shot from a smooth-bore gun. Bullets and hunting fraction pierce through surface, leaving a unique drawing of destruction. Collected together and fixed on a wooden basis, ceramic splinters are frozen like instant « portraits of shots », volumetric war echoes.
 

The serie began in 2010 and continued in 2014. Once seen as abstract compositions, these works became - in the context of chaos and war in which is now captured a part of Ukraine - a substantive comment on the destruction of buildings and infrastructures as the result of military operations.

© Тексты о работах: Олена Червонык, Виталий Атанасов

© Дизайн: Денис Рубан 

© Переводы: Лариса Бабий,

Екатерина Кочеткова, Марьяна Матвейчук,

Куролай Абдухаликова

FRACTURE 2009 Ceramic tile, cement, polyurethane foam