The Artwork has an emphasis upon distortion of the human form, the struggle and distress for freedom. I am driven to portray the racial and social injustice of our true history. I intend to question our indignity and religion to unravel caged emotions and to anguish for change. There are subjects of erotic musical compositions intended to create a melody: to paint music arbitrarily through colors. The artwork may be displayed / positioned in any angle representing a counterpoint like Jazz, as they still face the viewer systematically to suggest changeable presence of the figures.
Ivan Brens is a self-taught painter born in the Dominican Republic where as a child, he started his artistic career. He studied printmaking and photography in the University of Mass. and sculpture in Mass. College of Art in Boston, U.S.A.
New Art Center Gallery ,Newton Ma. USA 2022
Art as Salve Group Exhibit curatedNew Art Center by Ashleigh Dior Coren, featured 3 paintings from the REPARATION series.
BLINDBOXES CURATED NFT COLLECTIBLES PLATFORM.
Featuring " Repartions" collection 2022.
Featuring "The Resistance" collection 2021.
LUXEMBOURG Art Prize 2020
Certificate of International Art participation , Luxembourg, Europe. 2020
*ART SCOPE, SEE/ME -Art takes Miami Beach, U.S.A. 2019
featured in the projection room.
*ARTAVITA online gallery participation Certificate of Excellence 2016.
*Zeitgeist Gallery/ two artists exhibit 2004.
*Papp Gallery / Group exhibit 2002 Cambridge, Ma. U.S.A.
*The Piano Factory Gallery/ two artists exhibit 2001. Boston, Ma. U.S.A.
*Papp Gallery / Solo exhibit 2002
*Musee Des Beaux Art D'unet/ Biennal Du Sud Ouest 1998 La Comanderie, France.
*Harbor Gallery / Group exhibit 1994 Boston, Ma. U.S.A.
History is filled with conquest, bloodshed, and exploitation. The winners write the history books, often omitting the atrocities of the past. Multifaceted artist Ivan Brens is on a mission to right these wrongs with his thought-provoking art.
Ivan’s latest collection, ‘Reparations’ will be released on Jan 14 on Blind Boxes. His powerful artwork explores the reparation of past atrocities and calls for equality and justice for the colonized countries and their minorities.
This is the second collection the artist has released on Blind Boxes. The first, The Resistance Collection, taps into similar themes using bold vibrant strokes.
Ivan was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, where he began his artistic pursuits as a child. A self-taught painter, he experimented with various mediums before formally studying photography and printmaking at the University of Massachusetts, and sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
Since then, Ivan’s work has been exhibited at various noteworthy galleries and venues across the United States. His collections ‘New Doors’, ‘Rhythm and Blues’, ‘Mystic Air’, and ‘Sound of Lust’ stand out among his impressive body of work.
One of the pieces in the collection is called Reparation US. It sheds new light on the US $5 bill, portraying the history of slavery and oppression in America. The artwork features an African American in chains as a slave aside President Abraham Lincoln, with the fist of the black power movement in the background. The image can be displayed upside down, to symbolize the Native Americans who have fought for their rights.
Another powerful piece in the collection is Reparation Europe. It is a €500 bill that illustrates 500 years of European colonialism.
The bill features a Native American’s face replacing the building image, as Europeans built their wealth on the exploitation of slaves and other resources. The feather on the bill symbolizes the need to change. The fish on the bill symbolizes poverty and what’s left behind by the conqueror.
Ivan’s powerful artwork calls for justice for those who have been victims of exploitation and violence. His work is a powerful reminder that history should never be forgotten.
Ivan joins artists like Itsvolpart, Barbsie, Eva Milkaa, and many others on Blind Boxes. To explore works from these talented artists, visit Blind Boxes.
We are pleased to on board multifaceted artist and painter, Ivan Brens as a featured Blind Boxes creator. Ivan’s creations have been displayed at various noteworthy exhibitions and galleries across the United States such as Scope Art in Miami Beach, Piano Craft Gallery and Harbor Arts Gallery in Boston, and Zeitgeist Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Creators, click here to collaborate with Ivan Brens and have your work be included in his exclusive Blind Boxes collection drop this month.
Ivan embarked upon his artistic pursuits as a child in Dominican Republic, where he was born and raised. A self-taught painter, he dabbled with several mediums before formally studying photography and printmaking at the University of Massachusetts and sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
Since then, Ivan has been making waves on the art scene with solo as well as group exhibits at various galleries. His collections such as ‘New Doors’, ‘Rhythm and Blues’, ‘Mystic Air’ and ‘Sound of Lust’ stand out among his impressive body of work.
The art that Ivan creates suggests and fulminate movement: compositions that can be viewed in all angles as a visual counterpoint. His work has also been featured and reviewed in notable publications such as Gallery Bill Magazine and Direct Magazine.
Ivan lives and works in Boston.
To know more about Ivan, visit his website at ivanbrens.com
Review and Publication
The Asset Times Magazine May and June Edition 2022
Gallery Bill magazine, Volume 4, 2001
Direct magazine / New York, U.S.A.