Ivan Tovar is active/lives in Dominican Republic, France. Ivan Tovar is known for symbolist, monster-like figure paintings of torture and pain.
Biography Ivan Tovar
Ivan Tovar was born in San Francisco de Macoris, Domincan Republic in 1942. In 1963, he travelled to Paris where he resided for 20 years. He has had expositions all over the world in Luxembourg, Stockholm, Lisboa, New York, and many other places.
In 1968, Tovar won the 2nd prize in the Eduardo Leon Jimenes contest for a drawing. Critics have described his paintings as neosurrealism, but his compositions display a highly personal symbolic world.
As part of a treatment sober, rigorous, clinical, and cold under a surgical light, his paintings are open to the flesh, that is life and torture, pain and breathing rose and moved with toothed jaws, steel, metal. What he proposes is a detailed exploration of desire, as if this were so
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