Born 1951 in Burgas, Bulgaria, Ivan Iliev studied art the Academy of Arts in Sofia and since 1990 he has worked as a freelance artist in Vienna, Austria. His resume includes a number of group and solo shows internationally:
Mödling's Sala Terena.
Wiener Neustadt's Stadtmuseum.
Gallery Avatar Vienna.
Silver Award Winner of the "ShowArtists"
Emerging Artist Discovery Prize Art Competition 2012.
Parallax Art Fair at Chelsea Town Hall London, 2013.
Artistic Confessions Hamburg 2014.
Winner Artist at ARTPROTAONIST 2015 Villa Contarini.
La Natura non e morta, Chi Art Gallery Milano 2015.
Gallery All’Angolo Mendrisio Shwitzerland 2015.11 Art Gallery 2
Fomenar 2017, Art Nou Milleni Gallery Barcelona 2017.
Biancoscuro Art Exhibition, PAT Pavia, 2018.
3rd prize at "Leonardo da Vinci in Memoriam,"
Nothing but Art, Palazzo Velli Roma 2019.
Kunstraum der Ringstraßen Galerien Wien 2019.
ARTBOX PROJEKT Miami 2.0 2019.
EuroArtFair Amsterdam 2019.
II Memorial TIZIANO BERTOLO Novara Itaiy, First place in the Painting category 2020
"Three cornerstones comprise the primary characteristics of my artistic work: the care for detail, the love of nature and my affinity for late Renaissance and Baroque painting. I’m finding the subjects of my paintings around me. Anyway, the plants that have always fascinated me, are not only nature forms – perfect by design, but like any creation in the real world, also equivalent to the message of growing and withering; the flowing time. I like to think about all that; it can be found as a main theme in my works and Still-life Painting is a fine way to tell intriguing stories. Many great artists have done it in an incredible manner; trying to understand what they were after I hope to find my own one."
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