Jura Shust

Jura Shust
Echoe of the war (2014) | video 6:18 min loop - 2 carpet beaters (ready-made objects)
An existential fountain (2012/2013) | edition of 3 + 1AP | 67,2 cm diagonal | dibond
Nostalgia on fire (ritual documentation) (2013) | edition of 3 + 1AP | 68 x 98 cm | lambda print - diasec
Dark matter (2012/2013) | edition of 3 + 1AP  | 41 x 28 cm (2x) | eco-bord 10 mm
New year aggregation (2013) | edition of 2 + 1AP | 200 x 146 cm | eco-bord 16 mm
The city of youth (print) (2012/2013) | edition of 3 + 1AP | 184 x 120 cm | eco-bord 16 mm
The city of youth (collectie postkaarten) (2012/2013) | editie van 3 + 1AP | 10 x 15 cm (7x) - 15 x 22,5 cm (3x) - 17,3 x 26 cm (3x) | lambda print - dibond
London olympic (2012) | 300 x 2700 cm | muurtekening - acryl
Ambivalent world tree (2014) | variable dimensions | 1500 m. of ritual wire - green spot - 13 lempty champaign bottles
A struggle (2014) | edition of 3 + 1AP | 15 x 10 x 4 cm (6x) - soccle 30 x 30 cm | 6 sculptures in plastic - soccle in blue stone - plexibox
IOD (2010/2011) | series of audiovisual performances in collaboration with Hleb Hnevashau. Photo by Andrew Miksys

Jura Shust was born in Belarus, 1983. Being a leader of the conceptual audio-visual group IOD, he studied Media and Visual Communication at EHU (Vilnius, LT). Focused on political engaged art, he was involved in international projects as "Opening the Door?" CAC (Vilnius, LT) and "Europe nā€ GFZK (Leipzig, DE). In 2013 Shust obtained MA in Fine Arts at KASK (Ghent, BE). A year later he had a solo show at ā€œŠŽ" gallery (Minsk, BY), and the group show "Coming People" at S.M.A.K. (Ghent,BE). In October 2015 Shust had his solo exhibition at Bruthaus Gallery (Waregem, BE). Currently Jura Shust attends HISK residency program (Ghent, BE).


Focused on investigation of daily life, I explore passion for escapism. Intrigued by the human thirst for spiritualization/mystification, I examine relationships between ritual and discipline. In the key of modern archaeology my artistic investigation deals with the transformation of symbols and signs in their interaction between traditional and contemporary culture, circular and linear concepts of time. Discovering the nature of repetition and the origin of trance I focus on the state of transition. Drawing the line between profane and sacred I am inspired by the idea of an alternative world. Capturing interactions between logic and magic, chaos and structure, I use anthropological material from Eastern and Western European cultures. Based on a political narrative, my critical attention is focused on instruments and techniques of power, its sacralization and idolization. Extracting collective and global structures from individual experiences and local contexts, I am constructing my own poetic form of a new mythology, using different mediums for its articulation.

Jura Shust / 2014