The lush, layered and boldly energetic paintings of Ivo Stoyanov have been admired and collected in the US, Canada, Japan, the UK, China, the United Arab Emirates, Spain and Bulgaria. Stoyanov received a Masters degree in Mural Painting from the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria (1990) and he has been commissioned to create major mural projects in the US, Bulgaria and Canada.
My paintings are meditative work, inspired by the fragility and beauty of natural forms and attempt to reclaim the experience of outdoors in my Toronto studio. The working process focuses on applying layers of various colours and textures over incised and drawn marks, looking for both a spontaneous and informed image – that place where surprise and intention meet. I am using a combination of acrylic paint mediums, marble dust, pigments and cold wax medium, resulting in a satin surface, rich with visual texture, original mood and energy. Ivo Stoyanov