Born in the Year of the Rat, lives and works in St. Petersburg and Montenegro. Ivan often refers to the genre of "pixel art" where artworks are based on bitmap images – grids of pixels. A square mosaic or a ceramic tile in the artworks of the artist can be presented in pixelized form, while plastic tubes or even a fence board can be seen as a row of pixels. The aesthetics of Ivan's works are familiar to fans of eight-bit computer games. He depicts pop culture characters, historical figures, and social types. It is doubtful that you could come across such characters in, say, Minecraft. In his dog-related artwork, Ivan Tuzov refers to two idols of the art world – Keith Haring and Banksy.
Art Battle: Orlitsky vs. Tuzov
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45 000 rub. Lenin in the grave, 2014.Print, canvas. 105x130 cm€ 500
45 000 rub. Sekos, 2015.Print, canvas. 105x145 cm€ 500
45 000 rub. Mickey-lenin, 2014.Print, canvas. 90x130 cm€ 500
45 000 rub. Resistance, 2014.Print, canvas. 105x150 cm€ 500
45 000 rub. Change in location, 2014.Print, canvas. 100x140 cm€ 500
45 000 rub. Secret meeting, 2014.Print, canvas. 105x150 cm€ 500
45 000 rub. Radiance, 2014.Print, canvas. 100x180 cm€ 500
45 000 rub. Black Line, 2020.Print on canvas, pencil, acrylic paint. 120x150 cm€ 4 040
303 000 rub.