Roman Minin Miner Rugby Player
Roman Minin has been working on his Miner Rugby Player series since 2007, cre ating only one sculpture per year. Within the framework of this project, the artist engages with the image of a player, which is embodied as a steadfast tin soldier fig ure, a generalized chess pawn, a faceless cog. The player’s plastic form though seems to be brimming with monumental beauty and artistic energy. The artist concentrates the essence of these two masculine pro fessions in one figure. The sculpture is an allegory of the effect of geopolitics on Ukrainian culture and mentality.
2020 has been a unique year for the en tire mankind. During this period, Roman has been creating abstract digital compo sitions tackling the issue of optimism. His optimistic rugby player symbolizes obsta cles overcome and the general faith that supports everybody. He seeks to fulfill his mission at any cost. The struggle contin ues, even if characters and their arsenal change; at present, they are clad in the armor of optimism