Whatever the season, it’s always raining for this man lonely standing in the heart of Kyiv. New wave street art has reached Ukraine recently and now it’s not only spectacular murals on the walls of post-soviet buildings, but an intriguing sculpture art on Ukraine’s capital streets.
The 6-foot tall bronze and glass statue is officially called «Rain» and it’s the creation of Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk. The work can be interpreted in various ways, but as explained by Bilyk himself, the primary meaning behind the sculpture lies in man’s relationship with the elements. “Chiefly, it is dedicated to the inner dialogue of a man with himself,” said the artist. “It expresses interrogation of a man in search of senses, unanswered lifetime questions. That’s why the man is holding his head up. The raindrop is a symbol of the dialogue which connects a man with a whole diversity of life forms.”
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You can visit the raining man in Peysazhna Alley (Landscape Alley) in Kiev. The sculpture is the part of a 10-piece series made by Ukrainian artist. Raining Man’s smaller brother can be seen in Zenko Foundation Art Gallery in the heart of the Carpathian mountains. Others are scattered among private collections.
Photos: Nazar Bilyk