Ivan Mangov, ‘Altarf ’, Artist's Proof

This unique 48-inch square original artwork is created using oil paint, and marble dust on canvas. It is signed on the back by the artist. This painting does not require framing. It is wired and ready to hang. A certificate of authenticity is included.

Hidden behind veils of rich texture, portraits reminiscent of ancient sculptural form emerge and then disappear back into the canvas. The paintings bring to mind the direct correlation that occurs in nature. This is seen with the ebb and flow in the process of creation, erosion and dissolution; his paintings are seen as a reflection of man-made creations and their ultimate return to natural world. Known for his slow and gradual process, taking months to complete each work of art, Mangov seeks to capture the natural ravages of time. He is inspired by this natural succession seen in Serbian frescos painted during the Byzantium era. Through Mangov’s process of underpainting, a innovative layering technique, distinctive portrayals of time are created as the object is transformed back to its original condition, seen as the realm of shapelessness.

Signature: Yes

About Ivan Mangov

Serbian, b. 1979, based in Washington, DC, United States