Eduard Bersudsky (b 1939) is best known for Sharmanka, and its large mechanical sculptural theatre which can be seen in major public collections including the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. These kinetic shows are hauntingly powerful experiences. The mechanical whirrs, clicks and the strange surreal scenes acted out tell of life’s stories. Themes of sex, death, religion and politics are revealed with a purity of expression as great as the finest book, play, painting or piece of music.
It is not surprising that St Petersburg born Bersudsky has such universal respect amongst an international artistic community, exhibiting in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and USA.