Size: 95 x 45 x 35 cm
37 x 18 x 14 in
Weight: 240 kg / 529 lb
The sculptural composition "XYXX" conveys the idea of the symbiosis of two principles - male and female. The volumes are likened to the forms of male and female figures, which, as if being attracted to each other, are transformed into an indivisible element. Alexey Kanis interprets the two-part sculpture as a symbol of the relationship between people of different genders.
XX and XY are sex chromosomes, a kind of foundation for gender ramification. The author examines the issue of differences and similarities in masculine and feminine: what divides us into separate forms, and what makes us a single whole? The white and black colors of yin and yang in Chinese philosophy reflect the interaction of antagonistic substances. The sculptor uses these pure and contrasting colors to create the image of opposites fused together. They complement each other, creating balance and harmony out of contradictions.