Nazar Bilyk - New Now London Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    BuyArtGallery, Ukraine

  • Exhibited

    Kiev, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Great and Grand, 27 July-29 September 2013
    London, Saatchi Gallery, Contemporary Ukranian Artists, 19 October-25 October 2013
    Vienna, Museum für Volkskunde, Transformation der Moderne, 20 November-29 November 2015ü

  • Catalogue Essay

    A counterform is a form that, by virtue of hitherto lacking some determinate volume or spatiotemporal realization, still exists in the liminal space between the ideal and the real. Consequently, the basic plastic material used by Nazar Bilyk in this series is the viewer’s very imagination. The artist creates an opportunity for us to see what immediately precedes perceptual experience: namely, the imagination of potential form, free from the binary oppositions and value judgments we make after seeing it... This freedom, however, turns out to be an illusion.

    Hinting at the future image, Nazar Bilyk encourages the viewer to extract it from her imagination. He reveals the need for the counterform as a reference point; arguing that behind any form a counterform always appears, and vice versa.



117.5 x 80.3 cm (46 1/4 x 31 5/8 in.)
Signed dated and numbered 'Nazar Bilyk 2012 10/10' on the reverse. This work is number 10 from an edition of 10.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £8,125

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New Now

London Auction 13 April 2016