A gifted and versatile contemporary artist born in Sliven, Bulgaria, Ivan is as comfortable with some of the most ancient forms of art as well as the most modern. He is a trained and experienced mosaicist, having created traditional Byzantine-style mosaics, as well as contemporary pieces. His work can be seen in private chapels in Bulgaria and all over the world including a piece gifted to Pope Benedict XVI which is now at the Vatican. Ivan considers creating a mosaic to be like solving a puzzle. Mastering various techniques allows him not only to solve the puzzle but to control the shape of the pieces.
Having always had the desire to be an artist, his education started at age 14 at the Art College of Sliven, and after his graduation in 1994 he spent two years working in the studio of sculptor Vejdi Rashidov. In 1996 he moved to Vienna, Austria, where he studied in the National Academy of Fine Art under Professor Michelangelo Pistoletto. Now working from his London workshop, Ivan has recently exhibited several pieces including Angels and Devils, Quintessence and Enlightenment.
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