Presentation of Ivan Belov's project in the ExLibris space
A series of works "Graphics" is dedicated to the Vyksa Metallurgical Plant. Ivan was born and raised in Vyksa, but visited the plant for the first time as part of his residence. Here he saw production with its unique technologies, which he considered as a "single organism", an ideally built chain of giant machines and people.

"These works are a continuation of the main theme with which I work. In everyday life, I pay a lot of attention to natural phenomena and cyclical processes, trying to find the "starting points" of various processes. Strict forms in the works serve as a kind of artistic language, which is formed due to the laws of geometry. Interacting with each other, ideal straight figures are combined into compositions with varying degrees of internal tension and attraction," says the artist.

Ivan Belov
Ivan was born in Vyksa, graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Polytechnic University. Now he lives and works in Nizhny Novgorod.

The creative activity of the artist began with graffiti, which he has been doing since 2006.

In 2013, Ivan participated in the Art-Ovrag festival, where he made a large composition of geometric shapes, deviating from the original theme with fonts. Thus began his passion for geometry.

The artist takes part in various exhibitions and festivals both in Russia and in other countries. In 2019, he participated in the Big circle group exhibition, at the M17 Contemporary Art Center in Kiev (Ukraine) and at the Biennale Internationale d Art Non Objectif in Grenoble (France), in 2020 he participated in Reflexprojects in Toowoomba (Australia).