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Iva Gueorguieva at the Carl Berg Gallery
I am in love with the paintings of Iva Gueorguieva.
Info about her current LA gallery show after the jump.
As a painter myself, I come in contact with a good number of other visual artists. Unfortunately, a lot of the painting work that I see is underwhelming. There are a lot of talented craftspeople who can execute professionally, but typically I find a lot of rehashing of old ideas and styles. I was fortunate enough to come across a true innovator recently who has helped restore my faith in abstract painting.
When I first saw the work of Iva Gueorguieva, I was blown away. The scale, execution, and originality of style present in her work are nothing short of magnificent. Iva's style is very difficult to describe because she so deftly commands the gray area between the representative and the abstract.
Iva employs a multi-layered effect of stunning, grandiose washes topped with layers of stark, gestural and yet precise sketches using fluid acrylics. Her massive canvases sometimes approach the square footage of a typical LA apartment, and yet their delicate craftsmanship and textures evoke a subtlety that is not often seen in work of this scale.
Iva Gueorguieva's work can be seen through April 14 at the Carl Berg Gallery on Wilshire near Fairfax. The exhibit contains many of Iva's canvases and pieces on paper.
The Carl Berg Gallery
6018 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90036
Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 6PM or by appointment
All photos by © / Pesky Humans