Details - Artists Guild Gallery features Ivo David
Artists Guild Gallery features Ivo David
oil paintings by Guest Artist Ivo David, on display in the Gallery throughout the month of January.
An Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday, January 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Italian-born, second-generation artist Ivo David will be presenting his stunning collection of masterful and very colorful paintings in oil.
brings a lifetime of experience to his
craft, with all his
struggles, hardships and achievements.
While just a boy in Italy, Ivo's father, who was a fine artist himself, would have him mix colors for painting.
decided early on that art was to be his
From childhood experiences living for several years in monasteries, to his
emigration to America, Ivo David's
art has been a reflection of his
passion and of his
Degreed at the Art School at The Academy of Fine Arts
in Naples, and mentored by numerous renowned artists of contemporary Italy, Ivo's work has also been greatly influenced by the European masters of old.
Constantly challenging the accepted norms, he
sought to develop a style all his
own, yet still be sensitive to the realism he
had seen in Europe's great museums.
In 1956 he founded "Fusionism," a name which he uses to describe his unique form of art.
says, "is the foundation of true art.
Using a palette sizzling with color, Ivo
covers every inch of his
canvas with a joyous mix of light, color and movement.
Impasto swirls creep into raised dabs of color, blending into smoothly brushed-on mellow areas, allowing a restful place for the eye.
At first glance his
work is alive with what seems like randomly-placed colored curves and dabbles of paint; however at second glance one sees that it is a carefully orchestrated blending of pigment and shapes, precisely engineered and planned with the deliberate strokes of a "Maestro!"
will be one of the Featured Artists at the Backus Gallery's
"Fine Tuned Exhibition" in Fort Pierce March 30 to April 16, and his
studio and work was showcased as part of the Vero Beach Art Club's
"Art Trail" on December 4.
work has appeared in many prominent publications, and a lengthy article on Ivo
was published in the November issue of Vero Beach Magazine
, with his
fabulous art gracing the cover.
Numerous awards are to his
credit from prestigious exhibitions around the world, and his
work resides in many private, corporate and public collections in the U.S.A. and abroad.
Permanent collections include the Bellonzi's Museum
, "Casa Dante" in Pescara, Italy.
Ivo divides his time between Vero Beach and Italy, and he is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Vero Beach Art Club.