Ivan Pavle is one of the most distinguished painters of the middle generation in Slovakia. Current offer of his paitings in Gallery Gwerk ...
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(*8.3.1955, Galanta, SK) The art-works of Ivan Pavle were, for the first time, introduced in former Czechoslovakia in the second half of the eighties. He was immediately considered to be one of the most promising young artists from Slovakia. Since then his reputation has grown steadily each year. In 1996 he obtained a fellowship for a three months stay in the USA. This stay gave him new impetus for his work and led to a unique collection of thirty works. Many art collectors all over the world are proud of having Ivan Pavle works in their collections. For example, the collection of contemporary art of Her Majesty, the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands contains two works of Ivan Pavle.

Ivan Pavle followed various disciplines such as graphic arts, book illustrations and ceramics. He uses various materials in his work in order to extend the possibilities of sensory perception. By combining classical painting with the results of experimental painting in the 20th century, he has opened up unexplored vistas of new images to enrich the world of the observer. Ivan Pavle's work is characterized by individual expression, craft and masterly use of figurative elements and historical motifs.


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Pavle Ivan

Pavle Ivan

(*8.3.1955, Galanta, SK)

The art-works of Ivan Pavle were, for the first time, introduced in former Czechoslovakia in the second half of the eighties. He was immediately considered to be one of the most promising young artists from Slovakia. Since then his reputation has grown steadily each year. He booked several successful exhibitions in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. In 1992 Ivan Pavle held his first exhibition in the Gallery NOVA in Bratislava. In 1996 he obtained a fellowship for a three months stay in the USA. This stay gave him new impetus for his work and led to a unique collection of thirty works. Many art collectors all over the world are proud of having Ivan Pavle works in their collections. For example, the collection of contemporary art of Her Majesty, the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands contains two works of Ivan Pavle.

Before he fully devoted himself to painting and drawing, Ivan Pavle followed various disciplines such as graphic arts, book illustrations and ceramics. He has widely experimented with a variety of materials and techniques, until he mastered them perfectly. He uses various materials in his work in order to extend the possibilities of sensory perception. He fully exploits a characteristic material's property, its spirit to convey a symbol, metaphor or quality. By combining classical painting with the results of experimental painting in the 20th century, he has opened up unexplored vistas of new images to enrich the world of the observer. Ivan Pavle's work is characterized by individual expression, craft and masterly use of figurative elements and historical motifs. He believes in the power of image, and his work is a long and heartfelt prayer for the recognition of individual and sincere painting.

EXHIBITIONS /selection/

2015 - Jonah and the Whale, Danubiana, Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, SK
2015 - Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, SK
2013 - Gallery of Ján Koniarik, Trnava, SK
2012 - Private studio exhibition, Tribecca – New York, USA 
2011 - 15 artists in the Gallery SPP, Bratislava, SK
2011 - Slovak art for Slovak culture evening in Monaco
2004 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paríž, FR 
2001 - Gallery Missing Link, Sarasota, Florida, USA 
1995 - City Gallery of Bratislava, Bratislava, SK
1989 - Gallery of Cyprián Majerník, Bratislava, SK