is a contemporary sculptor who explores the boundaries of the visible space by the potentiality of sculpture. He analyses properties of the form and its interaction with space. He experiments with different materials such as bronze, steel, glass, and various polymers. Analysing, form and light, Nazar Bilyk also studies their interaction with the consciousness of the viewer, which, along with other means, becomes a plastic material for a sculptor.
Intelligent mix of tradition and innovation is a peculiar Bilyk’s feature. In his works, he addresses a human exploring relations with society and environment. Nazar often uses a converse space technique and tries to get closer to the origins of substance and shape.
“Traditionally, sculpture works with timeless space. Contemporary sculpture rather speaks about pre-time space and its dissociation with time. [...] He explores the boundaries of the visible, which always slip away from him and remain undefined. The project unfolds like an eternal act of reflection, when one question becomes a departure point for the other one.” (Olga Balashova, PhD, art critic).
was born in 1979 in Lviv, Ukraine.
In 1999 he graduated from Kyiv Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design named after M. Boychuk.
In 2005 he graduated from the Sculpture Department at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture.
In 2010 Nazar won a contest for young Ukrainian artists MUHi. Later in 2013 he was awarded a President grant, project “Counterforms”.
Nazar also works as a lecture in National Academy of Art and Architecture, Kyiv.
His works are represented in the collections of auction houses such as Sotheby’s
and Phillips and also in private collections within Western and Eastern Europe and in the US.