Pravdoliub Ivanov

Pravdoliub Ivanov was born in 1963 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Graduate of the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia (1993), he is a member (since 1995) of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Sofia, where he lives and works. He has been artist-in-residence at institutions in Switzerland, United States, France and Great Britain. In his work Ivanov uses ordinary objects, familiar from everyday activities and ‘existential’ situations, showing them in possible but illogical arrangements and thus situating them at the fringes of reality. He often exploits the absurdity of clichés that automatically associate various objects with certain conditions or forms of behaviour. His works are held in many private and public collections such as Erste Bank in Vienna, Europe Investment Bank in Luxembourg, the Koc Collection in Istanbul, the National Art Gallery in Sofia, or the Rene Block collection.

Web: www.pravdo.com

Exhibitions in the gallery: Half-truth, Just Another Boring Day

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Pravdoliub Ivanov
Black Balloons, 2013, HD video, sound, 1'10''



Pravdoliub Ivanov
There Is Certain Comfort In Abstraction, 2014, metal rail, 20 x 237 x 50 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
The Life of Others Is Somehow Easier, 2005-2014, original doghouse hanged on the wall , 90 x 125 x 99 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Childhood, 2013, object, 177 x 56 x 8 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Unnamed Light Boxes, 2014, two lightboes, 141,5 x 85 x 11,7 cm; 40 x 28 x 11,5 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Just Another Boring Day, 2014, puzzles, 47 x 67 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Hand print, 2001, two colour photographs, lambda print, 50 x 75 cm each



Pravdoliub Ivanov
From the series Non Works, 2007-, photograph, lambda print, 40 x 60 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Zig-Zag Palm Tree, 2014, drawing, pencil and ink on paper, 27 x 25 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Childhood, 2013, drawing, pencil and watercolour on paper, 38 x 45 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
From the series Non Works, 2007- , photograph, lambda print, 26 x 35 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
From the series Existing Subjects, 2007, drawing, pencil and tempera on paper, 35 x 26 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Domestic Patterns, 2011, photograph: lambda print on paper, mounted on dibond, 2 × 120 × 90 cm, Ed. 2/5



Pravdoliub Ivanov
There Are No Perfect Games, 2008, installation of modified found objects, dimensions variable



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Just Because, 2011, mi×ed media: acrylic and lacquer on cardboard, 100 × 70 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Feel free to suffer, Drawing on trace paper, lacquer, mounted on Rives paper, 62,5 × 42,5 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Everybody Suffers, Drawing, pencil on trace paper, lacquer, mounted on Rives paper, 54,5 × 69 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Endless Suffering, Drawing, pencil on trace paper, lacquer, mounted on Rives paper, 54,5 × 69cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
One Hour, photo installation, 60 B&W photographs, archival ink print, size of each print 20 × 20 cm, wooden frame, glass, Ed. 2/3



Pravdoliub Ivanov
60 minutes, B&W photography, 60 exposures on one single film square, archival ink print, 60 × 80 cm, Ed. 2/5



Pravdoliub Ivanov
24 houres, B&W photography, 24 shots on one single film square, archival ink print, 60 × 80 cm, Ed. 2/5



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Existing Object-XI, 2003, rug, slippers, 450 × 67 cm