The Art of Ivo Venkov diverse media and scale
About time, different mediums and perpetual sizing
Over time, the art of Ivo Venkov has explored a diverse range of media. Based on his theory of art unity, work with art, architecture and music has thrived on parallel planes throughout the years. Each of the arts has its specifics and own muse of course, however, the basic terms of composition are common for all of them, as simple as that. An added bonus, the art of architecture has its utilitarian side and function is an integral part of form. With spatial arts, which are the subject of this page, free form of expression and flight of imagination take another level in both emotion and gratification of art interaction for both author and spectator.
Ivo started his art career with drawing and painting, branching later in printmaking, illustration, graphic design and some sculpture in related architectural projects. While switching locales in 1987, some of the early works are harder to show here, nevertheless, we will be adding more of the significant early works in better resolution as we go.
Starting to use gislee technique in the early PC years at the end of the 80's, Ivo pioneered the idea of perpetual sizing a single art piece. And it still seems quite fascinating, compared to any traditional media.
The ability to change the size of an artwork, creating a totally new perception of it, is one of the best sides of digital art. A different type of brush, as we say. More of a magic wand in fact. The unique S | M | L | XL print concept allows flexible implementation in various dimensions, space and environment. Typically, S sizes are printed on 19"x13" archival 300g smooth art paper, edition of 100. M sized prints are on 36"x24" archival flat stock, edition of 50, while L sizes are based on 60"x42" in edition of 20. XL sized are printed to order on ±60" paper as the smaller dimension, edition of 5. All prints are signed, stamped and numbered.