Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings

Ivan Alifan: “This series is an exploration of the modern gaze; of ambiguous figurative paintings

that are revealed and transformed within the act of the individuals’ views. These portraits are not an attempt to render physical characteristics  but rather create a language of underlying sexual subtexts. Using ambiguity as a tool demands the viewer’s exploration of their psyches and provokes self awareness”.

Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings #artpeople
“To have a painting that can exist as an alluring object and shift into an eroticized figure disarms and naturalizes the modern gaze; decriminalizing sex in art. Whether an individual sexualizes the figure, or becomes embarrassed and nervous by the mere suggestion, this is all a process which occurs independently from the painting. Breaking down barriers of the different modes in which the body can exist in social spheres and contemporary art”.

Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings #artpeople

Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings #artpeople

Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings #artpeople

 

Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings #artpeople

Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings #artpeople

Ivan Alifan ,ambiguous figurative paintings #artpeople

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