波利斯基 Nikolay Polissky
About the Artist
Nikolay Polissky was born in Moscow in 1957. He graduated from the Mukhina Higher School of Industrial Design in Leningrad, and was a member of the Mitki group of artists. He moved to Nikola-Lenivets in 1989, and started to create land art by using natural materials such as snow, wood, and hay. In 2006 he established the festival called “Archstoyanie.” He was frequently invited to show his works all around the world. In 2008, he represented Russia and exhibited in the 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture.
During the residency program, I was glad to have found creative materials that responded to the environment and were directly linked to mechanized production. I used these “cut-off edges” as creative elements, with which I developed two designs; one featuring twelve leaves, reminds people of a lotus flower, and the other is a “wheel” that reminds people of the rising and setting sun.
My works not only symbolize nature and movements, they also embody my thoughts regarding the industrial society. The structural elements in the works display powerful industrial quality, and through the intervention of art creation, it reflected human nature that seems to have been veiled by the modern industrial lifestyle, so that we can return to the natural world, and reconnect closely with all the natural things on earth.
Nikolay Polissky: “Return to Nature, From Industrial Society,” Extraordinary Relation 3.0: The Tung Ho Steel International Artist Residency Program, Tung Ho Steel Foundation, 2016.