About Ivana Pavlikova
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As far as I can remember,
I always enjoyed drawing and painting.
My artistic practice is based on an intuitive research of the deepest, most intimate layers of my own being. I am interested in the possibility of expressing the most profound human emotions and ideas through the filter of my personal experiences and perceptions.
The paintings are created via the stream of consciousness and are internally driven using The Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought. The paintings start with the internal drive to create and the colours she envisions within the moment. The paintings inspire you to feel within your soul, to feel a deeper connection to the creative source. If you feel this connection whilst viewing my art and find some peace from the non stop workings of the mind then I have achieved my goal..
I 've started to explore new technique called Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting.Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium can be used alone for its transparency or adhesive qualities or used pigmented. Pigments may be added to the medium, or purchased colored with traditional artist pigments. The medium is melted and applied with a brush or any tool the artist wishes to create from. Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer.
I connect deeply with the outdoors. Both, emotionally and intellectually my sense of place and our relationship with where we are resonate in my work.Places I've walked, hiked, sat, lived or imagined figure prominently in my work.Often they are places that are vulnerable somehow - to climate change, human intervention, invasive species.
I aim to preserve, remember, elegize places I love.
I work from aeral sources - satellite images and from imagination.
My next stage is paintery - making encaustic medium, mixing colours, using oil pastels, epoxy resin and other media.
The proces of my work integrates technology and nature, echoing my thematic exploration of our interconnected environment. Encaustic lasts for thousands of years with colours remaining vivid and bright, yet the surface is a bit soft and vulnerable. The result is final, works both durable and fragile - much like the Earth.