Unus Safardiar, born in the former U.S.S.R, has been living and working in London since 1993. He studied at the Russian Academy of Art in St. Petersburg, and was awarded the Gold Medal and the Ilya Repin Prize during his time there.
He came to Britain in 1994 and since then he involved himself into full time sculpting.
Safardiar’s monumental sculptures feature a variety of media, often incorporating transparent elements which offer the viewer new, unexpected perspectives and directly engages with the landscape around.
"My sculpture is my life. There was a period when I just wanted to surprise, and then at the age Christ died I realised what I really wanted was to transform space, explore an alternative reality and connect past, present and future. As a child I was very interested in looking at objects at very close proximity. I wanted to get to the bottom of their existence and try to understand their essence. In order to discern them in this manner, I used lenses. Patterns are changed and transformed, depending on the angle from which we view them and our point of view. »
The artist lives and works in London.