The artist
 

 

 

After obtaining a master degree in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in 1983, he worked as a consultant in building physics and renewable energies from 1983 to 1985 and from 1988 to 1989.
In 1986 and 1987 he was consultant in audiovisual techniques.
Since 1990, he teaches physics and mathematics in Geneva High School. In 1993, he obtained a bachelor degree in Science History and Philosophy.

After practicing art photography during 15 years, he felt the need for a more in-depth research in color and materials. The limitations of photography techniques have generated in him the search for a richer language in which he could express himself more readily. This language is painting.

The need for gesture, for a physical relationship with matter, the desire for more personal colors, real or virtual, the playing on the parameters and structure of images, such as composition, colors and materials are the origin of this turning point in his life.

Ivan's fascination for the how a piece of art has success is of his intimate interest. How colors and forms, how a few pictorial features, some earths or pigments are sufficient to induce emotions?
Exciting alchemy to be able to materialize the irrational.

Composition is the playing result of harmony of proportions.
Color is the playing result of harmony of a scale.
Matter is the playing result of masses
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Canvas is a dialogue between these elements.

 

Exhibits:

Mondial A3, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland,
June-July 2009

63rd Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France, April 2009

"1999-2006", Hotel Ramada gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2007

61st Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France, April 2007

60th Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France, April 2006

"Chromophonia", L'Artquarium gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, November 2005

Collective exhibition, Gora gallery, Montreal, Canada, July 2005

59th Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France, June 2005

21st ARTEX, Japanese Contemporary Art Association, Ono gallery, Tokyo, Japan, December 2004

1st Amagasaki contest, Japanese Contemporary Art Association,
Isagu Shinto Sanctuary, Kamisakabe cultural village,
Osaka, Japan, October 9th, 10th and 11th 2004

58th Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France, October 2004

20th Artex, Japanese Contemporary Art Association,
Ward-Nasse gallery, New-York, USA, from July 2nd through July 8th 2004
Encouragement Prize winner

IXth Contemporary Art contest, Atelier Z, Paris, France,
from March 17th through March 23rd 2004

Salon d'automne " The centenary", Paris, France,
from November 14th through November 23rd 2003

" Painting-s ": from May 2nd through May 30th 2003 in an industrial hall, Geneva, Switzerland, collective exhibit with 10 artists

" Geometrics ": from September 12th through October 08th 2002 at Cour St Pierre Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, collective exhibit with C. Maillefer

" Serial paintings": from April 6th through May 18th 2001 at the Chapelle des Arts, Geneva, Switzerland

" Matter-light ": from 9th through December 23rd
1998 at the Chapelle des Arts, Geneva, Switzerland

" Faces et landscapes ": from May 1st through May 11th 1996 at Fontaine Décoration, Geneva, Switzerland