IVAN UZUNOV WITH PAOLO AND VITTORIO TAVIANI on the set of “The Lark Farm”, 2007 – Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Biography

Ivan Uzunov was born in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

In 2016/2017 he studies at Wildner Akademie , München, Germany.

In 2010 he obtains a certificate in Film Production
from CCSF , San Francisco, USA.

In 1994 he graduates as a Master of Fine Arts
from the University of Veliko Turnovo , Bulgaria.

His art has been presented in the USA, Germany, England, Poland, Turkey and Bulgaria. His artworks are in possession of galleries and private collectors.

Artist's Statement

IVAN IN HIS STUDIO, München, 2018

If I had to describe my art in a few words, it would be Exploration, Experimentation, and Endlessness.

Through my pictures I explore and represent the metamorphoses of the visible and invisible worlds each of us inhabits. Human passions, fears, illusions, dreams, nightmares and hopes are some of the themes interwoven in my art.

Experimentation is what helps me to find the best visual form for my ideas. In order to convey them in the most engaging and expressively powerful way, I work in a number of different media. Classic painting (oil, acrylic, and tempera) and print techniques (etching, lithography on stone, dry point) are some of my expressive tools. However, during the years I have developed my own mixed-media techniques, involving usage of beeswax, ceramic, earth, rust, relief and textures in different combinations with each other and with some of the traditional techniques.

Endlessness is one of the most distinguished features of my art. In this chaotic contemporary world, full of limits and boundaries, art is something that brings to people harmony and peace, and helps them find their own identity. I consider my art to be a question rather than an answer. I want my pictures to help everyone answer the unanswerable questions. I want my art to help people open their hearts and their eyes and realize that good, beauty and humanity are all around us. I want my art to be the sorcerer’s stone that will turn people’s weaknesses and anxieties in power and freedom.

Video Production

Ivan has worked as a graphic designer, concept artist and a teacher in fine arts in Bulgaria, as well as a videographer and filmmaker in the USA.
He has participated in the production of the movies: