Gena Ivanov is a Russian artist who might be described as a Renaissance Man; his expertise spans a number of very different subject areas. Unusually, we have chosen to give over the whole of the gallery space to a single artist; but what an artist! In the past Gena developed his interest in Modern Dance, he trained as an artist, served in the Russian Army as a military artist, and has also worked as an interior designer. On arrival in England he set up his own studio and gallery and studied to achieve an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University. He writes poetry as well as paints and his eclectic range of styles means that his collectors are never going to be bored.
Many of his works are on a grand scale but just as enthralling are his "Mystery Landscape" series which deserve close scrutiny. The abiding memory of a visit to this exhibition at the Knapp is of a joyous mixture of colour, vigour and whimsy.
The Exhibition runs through to January.