Art Exhibit "22" - artwork by Ivan Trava
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About the Event
KRUG Art Gallery proudly presents Art Exhibit “22” - Artwork by Ivan Trava,
Please join us in KRUG Center for an Opening Reception on Sunday February 17th, 2019, starting at 6:00 PM.
The exhibit represents a retrospective of the artist’s work in the last two decades.
Ivan Trava grew up in Ukraine, graduated from School of Art and received degree in history and philosophy from Simferopol Political Academy.
Since age of 12, Ivan started exhibiting his artwork and received wide recognition and many awards at local and national levels.
Since 1983 lived and worked in Crimea, actively participated in local, national and international exhibitions and begun to realize his place in contemporary art.
In 1989 moved to Moscow and worked with MARS Gallery. This period of his life was full of experimental discoveries. Ivan worked with artists of all ages and all art forms, which he calls “…an unstoppable band of artists, poets, musicians, actors, and directors of philosophers hungry for everything new...”
In 1991, the Minsk Vita Nova Gallery invited Ivan Trava as a staff artist. He lived and worked in Belarus until he moved to Chicago in 1996. Since 1996 Ivan Trava lives and works in Chicago, where he is wildly recognized, works with numerous galleries and organizations and exhibits his artwork many times a year.
His artwork resides in many private collections around the World.
Ivan Trava works with wide range of media. Ivan keeps the experimental discovery method as a main process of creation and his evolution as an artist. He is constantly looking for new forms and ideas. His studio is full of artists whom he collaborates with on his projects and, often, works together with other artist on a single piece of artwork. As Ivan explains, this unique approach gives him an opportunity to see other artist’s perspective, broadens his artistic possibilities and makes him fill bigger than just himself.
“…I am not interested in coping reality in my artwork. I dedicate my art to viewers’ emotional responses, special state of mind and the atmosphere created by landscapes, by still live, by portrait or by figure in the space.
My philosophy is - the more I work, the more I discover. Art is my instrument of discoveries. Mastery and techniques are only important as a language.
I want to learn and understand how viewers’ visual perspective works. My goal is to capture extraordinary in ordinary and offer this revelation to the viewer…”
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