A dog with a human hand for a body, a chameleon with a human profile, and a pensive bear drinking a friendly cup with a soldier:  these are some examples of the creatures that inhabit the universe of Sergei Isupov, the Russian born, Massachusetts based sculptor and painter. Exploring painterly figure-ground relationships , Isupov creates surreal porcelain objects that combine two- and three-dimensional narratives, animal/human hybrids, and a dense artistic vocabulary. Organized in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference held in Minneapolis, The Museum of Russian Art is proud to present the Surreal Promenade on view from February 9th – June 9th, 2019 in the Lower Gallery.

Sergei Isupov
Dangerous Friendship, 2012
18.5 x 16.5 x 8″
porcelain, slip, glaze