(*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.