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Arkadiy Ryabin
Rutgers University
Faculty Sponsor: Patrick Strzelec

Samsung 3.6 Cu. Ft. 9 Cycle High Efficiency Steam Front Loading Washer
Concrete, rebar, electrical components, fluorescent light tubes
24 x 40 x 48 in.

Artist Statement

After immigrating from Soviet Russia to the United States, I have seen the failures of both socialism and capitalism. The material (concrete), energy, and agency of my work all derive from the independent cultures of skateboarding and underground music. I have also been influenced by slapstick humor, as well as the open-ended propositions of Constructivism and Minimalism. Inspired by people who question the status quo, I consider my sculptures utopian proposals for the future based on the ruins of the past.