Ivan Alifan is N New York based artist from Russia. He paints figures that become eroticized. He seeks to decriminalize sex in art by breaking the barriers in which the body can exist in social spheres of contemporary art.
I love Ivan's art. I think it is beautiful and I think his skill is alarming and inspiring. His work is far more sexual than mine, but the way he handles the figure is very inspirational and I can see it inspiring my own work. His work is intelligent and fascinating and completely unique. There is an impressive creativity to his work and I aspire to be just as different and inflammatory as he is.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.