Alexey Ivanov

Artist Alexey Ivanov

About the artist
Alexey Ivanov was born in 1985 on Sakhalin Island.
In 2001 he graduated from the art school. Diploma holder and laureate of Russian and international competitions. He studied Japanese, mastered various techniques of fine art, gravitated towards graphics. In 2002, he moved to St. Petersburg, where he studied environmental design at IDPI for 6 years, studied the history and techniques of painting during his years at the institute, and became interested in ethnography. Studies the works of Russian and foreign artists on color and shaping, drawing analogies with his vision of the abstract. Experimenting with materials, the artist opens up new possibilities for creating images.

Art critic's comment

The artist's artistic practice can be characterized as an experiment and a search for expression. Alexey was influenced by the philosophy of the Tao (Path) teaching about eternal movement or the principle of creation. It has both polar duality and mutual penetration. There are diametrical contrasts or color harmonics in the works, which indicate the inevitable integrity and cyclicity of all things. The artist works with the simplest forms and contrasts, striving to show the true essence of an impression, memory, emotion or moment. Themes in creativity: "eternity", "path", "emotions", "cyclicity", "emptiness", "ego". Shapes, dots and lines serve as tools for the transformation of silent symbols and signs.Alexey is not limited in materials and is always on the lookout for: canvas, rice paper, wood, handmade paper, organic and synthetic objects, as well as ready made items. Creates his own tools for creativity.