Sale of artworks to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine
incised with the artist's signature, dated 2021 and numbered 7/10 on the base
78 by 18.2 by 14.5 cm. 31¼ by 7⅛ by 5¾ in.
Executed in 2021, this work is number 7 from an edition of 10.
Nazar Bilyk was born in 1979 in Lviv, western Ukraine. He graduated from the Boychuk Institute of Applied and Decorative Art and Design in Kyiv in 1999 and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv in 2005. Using both traditional and innovative materials such as glass, bronze, steel and polymers, Bilyk creates arresting sculptures that explore the boundaries of visible. In the words of curator Viktoria Burlaka, 'Works of Nazar Bilyk immerse us into a state of inner silence. This state of gradual emptying of a vessel of inner content, in order to find clarity of genuine visions, is close to meditation. By creating and then destroying [...] "cascades of universes" the mediative artist comes to an invisible source of the visible world, to its creative source' (Nazar Bilyk. Sculpture, Kyiv, 2019, p. 7).
*The Consignor is donating 100% of the hammer price from the sale of this and other designated artworks, to be sold during Sotheby’s Contemporary Discoveries online sale held from May 13-19, 2022, to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization that is helping to support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine. In addition, in relation to these designated artworks, Sotheby’s will donate 1) 100% of its Overhead Premium to IRC, and 2a) where the artwork is consigned by Ukrainian artist(s), 100% of its Buyer's Premium to such artist(s), and 2b) for all other artworks, its Buyer's Premium, after deducting expenses, to IRC. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. For more information about the IRC, visit www.rescue.org