About the Book
The artist, Gena Ivanov, is on a journey through life. A journey which he feels through his body and expresses through paint and paper, pencil and canvas. Very often these things things overlap, the body the feeling and the painting.
The visceral, viscous qualities of his work are dramatic and often challenging, sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes confused but with a quality of truth and a search for clarity.
Crossing nations to adopt Norwich as a home, Gena has been striving to discover a path, a direction, something to help him as a person, and his work as a practice, to mature, to clarify, to surface. The MA in Fine Art has accelerated this journey, made it more conscious, more concentrated and the observer may see this.
Gena’s writing, poetry, tells the story in another way, the words backing up the emotion of the images – introspective, exploring, inquisitive and deep.
Gena’s journey continues.
Nationality: British Qualifications: 1990 Diploma in Fine Art, Bobruisk Art College, Belarus. Graduated with Distinction. 2010-2011 MA Fine Art Norwich University College of the Art. Membership: 2000 Member of The Union of Professional Artist of Belarus 2006 Member of The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, UK Biography: I am Russian, born in 1968 in Vladimir to a military family. I began to draw at school but at that time modern dance took most of my energies and interest. I went into the army and I served for two years as a military artist. Art now firmly in my soul, I studied at Bobruisk Art College where I graduated with a distinction. I then took a residency in a museum in Bobruisk and later set myself up working in my own studio by painting and working as an interior designer. In 2000 I was elected to the Artist’s Union in Belarus. In 2004 I came to work in England and now have a studio in the Outpost Studios on Anglia Square, Norwich and a gallery in a popular