|État de transe sur Champs-Élysées, Publicis Drugstore, Paris 8ème, huile sur toile, 61x46cm. 2016.|
An Interview with Bore Ivanoff.
Who and where are you from?
At this period of my life I am comfortable to be known as Bore Ivanoff, an artist based in Paris, in France since almost 20 years, I am born somewhere in South-Eastern Europe 50 years ago.
What brought you to Art?
Well, whenever this question, even in quite different forms, comes to mind, or someone else asks me, it always brings a different answer ... Point one, and definitive reason which brought me to art is pretty mystical [...] I admit that one of the main reasons is that, there is nothing else that brings me more self-satisfaction and feeling of achievement than my artistic creation. Or, perhaps because my other dreams and life plans did not work out back in the time, so, Art had become the only option, and the only activity that saved me from the boredom of life, and had gave me the confidence of a value and superiority... a thirst to continue to live.
What is your driving force?
For me Paris it’s the kind of place that offers the right combination of inspiration and pain and suffering to keep me stimulated and painting.
As well I think, or more precisely I feel, that my personal driving force is a kind of explosive coctail which triggers my artistic inspiration, and which can be defined as ; my terifinig horror of boredom in combination of my boldness and my irresistible drive of self-fulfilment, self-observation, self-analize, an advanturism and aspiration, toward the victory over new, and as much more « impossible » and sophisticate challenghes as subject matters, to be translated on the canvas, and shared with the spectators.
What kind of work you do and why?
I always had that dificulty to call my art creation, work, in the pure and trivial sense of the word…
I simply want to experiment how far I can push reality to the other side where the “real” is still recognizable, but becoming totally abstract, building that tension until they are just one and the same. For me personaly, it is more like a kind of pleasure, a kind if drug addiction, a ritual, which makes me feel special and build these amazing bridges with the rest of the world… It, makes me feel so glad that my artworks are touching the souls and the minds of so many people around the world.
Definetely, for me this is an attempting an escape from the banal, conventional view of reality, transforming subjects into spellbounding icons, enchanting the viewer- through a total transcendental perception.
Tell us more about your thought process.
In my recent artworks I am aspiring to create a dialogue steeped in conceptualism and transmitted through realism, turning the perception of reality in on itself ; to a universe where, though the « real » is still recognizable,it manifests as subtle abstraction.
With technical mastery, with intimate choice of specific subjects, with creative imagination and artistic research, I visibly and subtly « dematerealize » and « de-realitize » everyday scenes, transforming and, recompose them into a fantastic reality.
Which is re-enforced by the joint integration of color, content and iconography, giving to my figurative compositions a larger conceptual aspect, which represents a collection of mesmerising artworks.
All of mine artworks are exclusively executed in the oil on canvas technique, hand made without any technical devices employed in the process of creation.
Please share with us the one modern artist whose work you find Interesting and why?
For me, one of the living legends of Modern Fine-Art is the great American artist, the magician Don Eddy. I believe that once you see his artistic creation, you will undoubtedly fall under the magic of his art.
|Passage du Grand Cerf, Paris 2ème, huile sur toile, 61x46cm. 2015.|
|Beabourg, Art Vertigo, Paris 4ème, huile sur toile, 61x46 cm. 2014.|
|La Feerie de la Géode, Paris 19ème, hule sur toile, 61x46cm. 2014.|
|Un grand écran, rue du Chemin Vert, Paris 11ème, huile sur toile, 61x46cm. 2015.|
|Conte Mirifique, Fondation Cartier, Paris 14ème, huile sur toile, 61x46cm. 2015.|
|Vision d'ivresse-Funiculaire, Paris 18ème, huile sur toile, 61x50cm. 2015.|
|Carreau du Temple, Paris 3 éme, huile sur toile, 61x46cm, 2015.|
|Une boule sous la jupe d'Eiffel, Paris 7ème, Huile sur toile, 61x46cm. 2016.|
|La Maison de la Radio, Paris 16ème, huile sur toile, 61x50cm. 2016.|
|La Cinémathèque française, Paris 12ème, huile sur toile, 61x46cm. 2016.|
|Vertiges Ascensionnels, BnF Paris 13, huile sur toile, 61x46cm. 2016.|
|Fondation Vuitton, Paris 16ème, huile sur lin, 61x50cm, 2017.|
|Onirique figurabilité dans la rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 8ème, huile sur lin, 61x46cm. 2017.|
|The Aesthetic Legacy of Jihad, the day after 13.11.15, Le Comptoir Voltaire, Paris 11ème, huile sur toile, 50x61cm, 2017.|
For more of Bore Ivanoff Check the links below:
Blog :- https://boretzart.wordpress.com/
Saatchiart :- https://www.saatchiart.com/boretz
Artactif :- https://www.artactif.com/fr/artist/boretz
All Images are copyright by: Bore Ivanoff