Maxim Piatrul thinks in monumental extensional forms. This feature of his creative vision is embodied not only in his sculptural works designed for big urban spaces or natural landscapes, but also in his indoor sculptures. The artist’s language is laconic. Plastic forms are withdrawn into themselves. Their apparent simplicity is deceptive; it hides multilayered meanings and signs, "traces" of the author’s long reflections and meditative plunges into the space of the world. Piatrul’s works have difficult semantic structures; they are concentrated formulas of a hard work of his feelings and mental powers on the way to the understanding of the essence and logic of the never-waning circulation of time and space, to the understanding of himself and his mission in this circulation.

 

Olga Kovalenko, PhD
Member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA/IAAC)
Member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)