Iva Gueorguieva

Iva Gueorguieva (b.1974) is known for her complex, abstract, large scale paintings that feature a frenetic mix of overlapping collage, line, shape, and color. Influenced by the materialism of Art Povera, the physicality of Gutai, the playfulness of Cubist collage, and the political satire of George Grosz, she is a painter of energy, bringing together an emotional intensity and physical passion. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1974, Iva immigrated with her parents and two younger brothers to the United States in 1990. Her work is included in numerous museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

 

 

The works on paper are the result of the slowing down of life and intense sense of precarity during the current lockdown. The layers are a stacking of both slow, deliberate marks and glazes of color and quick slashes and cuts.

The black and white ink drawings are records of Iva’s emotional response to various turning points during the early few weeks of the lockdown, whether in touch with friends around the world or finding meaningful ways to explain the situation to her young son.

The “Cast” drawings were made last fall, when the artist broke her foot and was stuck for seven weeks with a giant cast during the fires that started in Simi Valley. Many of the drawings reference Iva’s feelings of helplessness and the toxic pollution still in the land, the history of military testing in California and the inability or futility to flee.

Available works

Iva Gueorguieva

Listen, 2017

Acrylic and collage on canvas

80 x 80 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Scavenging Hull, 2016

Acrylic and collage on canvas

80 x 110 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

The Gardener, 2016

Acrylic and collage on canvas

65 x 65 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

HAHAHAHAHA, 2020

Acrylic, ink and collage on paper

27.5 x 20 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

I’m Dying in Here, 2020

Acrylic, ink and collage on mulberry paper

20 x 22.5 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

In Here But Not Right-side Up, 2020

Acrylic, ink and collage on mulberry paper

31 x 22 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

That Was the Last Time, 2020

Acrylic, ink and collage on mulberry paper

31 x 25 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Cast 1, 2019

Acrylic, watercolor and ink on paper

8 x 6 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Cast 5, 2019

Acrylic, watercolor and ink on paper

8 x 6 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Cast 9, 2019

Acrylic, watercolor and ink on paper

8 x 6 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Cast 10, 2019

Acrylic, watercolor and ink on paper

8 x 6 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Sedianka 1, 2020

Ink on paper

10 x 7.5 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Sedianka 2, 2020

Ink on paper

10 x 7.5 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Sedianka 7, 2020

Ink on paper

10 x 7.5 inches

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Iva Gueorguieva

Sedianka 11, 2020

Ink on paper

10 x 7.5 inches

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