Biography

Bore Ivanoff, born in 1968 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, is a French self-taught painter, based in Paris since 2001. He is represented by the "Cygne Noir" gallery in Tours.
Since 2012, Boré Ivanoff has mainly painted views of Paris. The City of Lights is his main source of inspiration. He is one of the very few contemporary painters who dare to depict extremely sophisticated and complex, but infinitely fascinating patterns, which are mirrored reflections, captured on urban glass surfaces,
At the first visual contact with Bore's artworks, the viewer is struck by the sensation of figurative and chromatic chaos... but at the same time, we intuitively feel, we are convinced that these paintings have their specificity, their aesthetic complexity, their ambiguity, their extreme sophistication, their refinement, their intelligence, and above all, they are the pure representation of an enigmatic unintelligibility.
Works of art that are an ultimate refusal to reconcile with banality, a kind of defense against the ingrained miserabilism of the pathologically conformist modern world.
Bore's paintings are absolutely baroque, over saturated to the point of explosion, where the viewer's eye has nowhere to stop and rest, feeling visual and chromatic abundance, intrusiveness and dizziness...
Their anamorphic and hallucinatory character, as well as their extreme flexibility of suggestiveness, are crucial elements of their unintelligibility and their ambiguity.
The artist manipulates shapes and colors and reinvents reality to make it subtly abstract, but still recognizable. In his compositions where interiors and exteriors intertwine and seem inseparable, Boré experiments and explores the boundaries of reality. It uses the distortion of reality through reflections as a tool to recontextualize that reality. This is why his paintings no longer cling to the irritating and conventional representation of a recognizable motif, but escape into a new ambiguous fiction, making it timeless. A work which represents neither a physical nor metaphysical entity outside itself and which resists any attempt to fit it into existing categories.

Bore Ivanoff has a dynamic international career with his works exhibited in several European countries and included in various public and private collections.

Bore Ivanoff's painting, "Fondation Cartier II" was exhibited at the international exhibition of the finalists
of the biennial of modern figurative art, Figurativas 23 at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona

Exhibitions                                                                                                                                                                         

Solo :

2023 - 8-9-10 August, Solo exhibition DADA collages, in the forest, domein de village Montferrier, Ariege, FR                                                                                                                 -4-5-6 August Exposition solo, collages Dada, Fête du village Freychenet, Ariege, FR         -July-August, Exposition personnelle peintures, Office du Tourisma, Pamiers, Ariége, FR.
2021. -24 novembre, Exposition personnelle, Hôtel de Ville de Paris.
-9-27 novembre, Exposition personnelle, PARИЖ, galerie Marie de Holmsky, Paris 6ème.
2017. 3-31 Mai, Exposition « Les Miroirs de Paris, entre verre et eau » au « Paris Country Club », Rueil-Malmaison. FR
2016. 16-26. Juin, Exposition « Les Miroirs de Paris, entre verre et eau », dans la Salle Royale de la Madeleine, Paris 8ème. FR
-8-30. Mars, Exposition « Les Miroirs de Paris, entre verre et eau »,’Institut Culturel Bulgare à Prague, République Tchèque.
2015. 16 Nov. Exposition « Les Miroirs de Paris, entre verre et eau », au Cercle « France-Amériques » à Paris 8ème. FR
2014. Dec. Exposition « Paris 13, entre Histoire et Modernité », École Bulgare de Paris, Paris 8ème FR
.– Jul. Exposition « Paris 13, entre Histoire et Modernité », l’Institut Culturel Bulgare à Paris 8ème FR
2013. Oct. Exposition, « Paris 13, entre Histoire et Modernité », L’Âge d’Or, Paris 13ème FR
.– Sept. Exposition « Paris 13 entre Histoire et Modernité », Centre Culturel des Finances, Ministère des Finances, Paris 12ème FR
2010. Mar. Exposition « La Maison d’Occitanie », Toulouse. FR
-Aout. « Maison Gadal », Ussat-les-Bains, Ariége. FR
– Dec. Théâtre Musical de Pibrac, région de Toulouse. FR
2009. Jun. Mairie du Lichtenau, Westphalie, Allemagne.
– Sept. Galerie « Arte », Sofia, Bulgarie.
2008. Mai. Galerie Municipale, Kazanlak, Bulgarie.
2007. Fev. Residence Adoma « Annam », Paris 20ème.
Sept. Circulo Mercantil y Cultural, Vigo, Galicia, Espagne.
– Oct. Salones « Bahia » Vigo, Galicia, Espagne.
– Nov. Kunst et Heimathaus, Sande, Paderborn, Westphalie, Allemagne.
2006. Oct. Galerie « Herga », Estella-Lizarra, Navarre, Espagne.
2005. Maison Basque de Paris, Saint Ouen, France.
2004. Espace Culturel Bulgare, Rue Stendhal, Paris 20ème, France.
2003. Galerie « Exhal’Art », Paris 18ème France.
– Bihan Café », Paris 12ème, France.
- Foyer « Sonacotra » Annam, Paris 20ème, France.
2002. Galerie « Compagnie des Arts », Paris 2ème, France.
2000. Centre Culturel de la station balnéaire d'Albéna, Bulgarie
1999. Galerie « Ruvell », Kazanlak, Bulgarie.
– « Café Galerie » avec présentation de son roman autobiographique « Mes rêves africains », Kazanlak, Bulgarie.
1997. Salle « Sredetz », Ministère de la Culture, Sofia, Bulgarie.
– « Maison Balabanov», Plovdiv, Bulgarie.
1996. Galerie Municipale, Kazanlak, Bulgarie.
1995. Galerie « Emile Vincent », Paris 5ème, France.
1988. Club des Artistes Indépendants, Kazanlak, Bulgarie.


PARTICIPATIONS:

2024. Art Event avec Galerie Cygne Noir, Hotel Carlton, Lille 2023. -Dec. Exposition TRIO, Bocal des Créateurs, Mirepoix, Ariége -Nov - Dec, Exposition Erotique, Concorde Gallery, Paris 15 éme                                                                                                                    -06 Octobre, Exposition finalistes Figurativas 2023, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain                                                                                                          -12-16 June, Exposition collective "A part Apart", Galerie Epherme, EAC, Ecole Art et Culture, Paris                                                               -06-27 June, exposition collective, "Transperceptions II", Galerie Marie de Holmsky, Paris 6 éme, FR                                                      -24-26 Mar. Art Fair ARTMUC, Munich, Germany
-19 Jan.-04 Feb. Exposition collective Oustide the Box, Doza gallery Sofia, Bulgaria.
2022. 27 Sept. - 22 Oct. Exposition collective, Vent d'Est, avec des artistes de l'Europe Centrale et l'Europe Orientale. Galerie Marie de Holmsky, Paris 6ème FR
2021. 6-24 sept. Exposition collective ArtPositive, Galerie Marie de Holmsky, Paris 6
ème FR.
–26 jul – 7 aug. participation in the group exhibition « Seductive Glamour of the City », Eclectic Gallery in London UK
2020. Oct- Jan 2021. Group exhibition « Transperceptions », Institut Culturel Bulgare de Paris 8ème. FR
- 12 Jul-27 Aug. participating in the exhibition "Beautiful Cities" at the Eclectic Gallery in London. UK
2019. 6-9 Nov. "HIV positive ART exhibition, Basel. Switzerland
-12 Oct. Group Show ArtLab Munich, Galerie Benjamin Eck. Germany
- Jan. Group Exhibition « Join me in the City », Eclectic Gallery, London, UK
2018. 16-21 Oct. Exposition, "L'Abstrait réel", dans la Salle Royale de la Madeleine, Paris 8ème. FR
-4 Oct.-4 Dec. Exposition, "Join me in the City", Eclectic gallery London. UK.
- July- Nov Exposition "Hyperréalisme", galerie "Atelier Saint-Honoré", Paris 8ème FR
2017. Nov. Exposition « La Nature Abstraite de la Réalité » dans la Salle Royale de la Madeleine, Paris 8ème FR
2003. Portes Ouvertes des Artistes de Ménilmontant, Paris 20ème FR
2002. Festival de Montmartre, Salle des Fêtes, Mairie du 18ème, Paris. FR
2001. Exposition de peintres et sculptures bulgares « La Palette Bulgare » à l’Hôtel de Ville d’Aix-en-Provence. FR
– Exposition des Résidents de l’Armée du Salut, La Cité de Refuge-Centre Espoir, Paris13ème FR
– Salon International des Arts et Culture en « Gare Maritime » à Cannes, FR.
1999. Exposition collective pour la «Fête de la Rose », Galerie «Ruvel», Kazanlak, Bulgarie.                                                                                                                                               - Exposition pour la «Semaine de l’Afrique du Sud» -Galerie Ruvel–Kazanlak, Bulgarie.
– Exposition collective des Artistes Indépendants, Salle «Iskra», Kazanlak, Bulgarie.
1989. Manifestation des Artistes Indépendants, Kazanlak, Bulgarie.

ART FAIRS

2023. 2-5 November, Discovery Art fair, Frankurft am Main, Germany with Gallery Marie de Holmsky, Paris.                                                                                                                          24-26 March, ARTMUC, Munich, Germany, with the gallery Marie de Holmsky, Paris.


Awards & Recognitions

2015- Pre-selected Figurativas 15, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
2017- Pre-selected Figurativas 17, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
2019 - Pre-selected Figurativas 19 MEAM, Barcelona, Spain

2023 - Selected Figurativas 23, MEAM Barcelona, Spain