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TATSIANA SHEVARENKOVA

Tatsiana Shevarenkova is a Belarusian artist based in Sydney. After a career as a fashion stylist in Moscow, she moved to Australia in 2019 and began to explore her curiosity of more tactile mediums. As a self-taught artist, she founded COSSET CERAMICS in 2020 and began to explore sculptural forms. Moved by the biomorphic sculptors of the mid 20th century, she creates dramatic but utilitarian objects through a diverse range of throwing and hand-building techniques. Finding the correct balance, proportions and thickness of the figurative sculptures is a fine tuned process. Making the weight of the form sustain itself can take days of building with additional days to refine texture with contours. Using a sketch as a guide Tatsiana's forms are inspired by the motherly figures of Nagouchi and Arp. The Muses is a continuous series of planters, inspired by the beauty in Renaissance art, where the female body is presented as natural and charming. On the first day, I prepared the base using mould pressing techniques. On the following days, I improvised with curves. It took four to five days to refine and finish the shape with coil building techniques.

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"I draw from nostalgic memories of my own childhood and create vibrantly coloured and robustly textured works. I am informed and ispired by TV documenteries, scenic Playstation 1 games, and early cel animation cartoons, I would say, my paintings and sculptures explore pre-millenia aesthatics."