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.