LandEscape Art Review, Special Edition

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LandEscape meets

Irina Ivanova Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria

The person is born to be an artist and art is a necessity for him. The need to create art has been with me all my life and has manifested itself in various forms. Art is a necessity for me! In my work I imagine sealed moments from my life, from the places where I have lived and everything that has surrounded me. The purpose of my work is to create joyful emotion in people, peace and happiness. One must unload from the hard everyday life when looking at art and creativity to have a positive effect on his senses.

An interview by Josh Ryder, curator and Melissa C. Hilborn, curator

Hello Irina and welcome to LandEscape. Before starting to elaborate about your artistic production and we would like to invite our readers to visit in order to get a wide idea about your mulifaceted artistic production, and we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your multifaceted background. You have a solid formal training and you graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria: how did those formative years influence your evolution as an artist?

you for the opportunity to show my art in your special edition. The training I received at university and high school was extremely formative for my development as an artist. The basis given to me by my teachers was extremely important to me and certainly has an impact on my work now. The atmosphere of being in the atelier(studio) among colleagues, to see how my works look next to theirs, communication with teachers - these are the things that I miss now while working alone in the studio. The years at my university were a great experience for me. They gave me enthusiasm and inspiration to continue to develop and demand more of myself.

Irina Ivanova: Hello, first I want to thank

The body of works that we have selected