The explosive colors of Paris-based Bulgarian artist Larisa Ilieva pop from her “technique mixte” – acrylic, pen-china ink, collage, pastel on canvas, paper, board, stone and plastic. Ilieva says she loves using the mixed materials “to make an art-play in the space” she’s using.
I begin my work like a nonsense game of chaos patterns that appear by chance on the surface of the canvas. Then step by step, day after day, new patterns appear over, like the events of my life appear over the past.
Ilieva’s inspirations are wind, sea, sun and other natural elements. An artist for 20 years, her style turned to abstracts in 2009. She is a graduate of the faculty of arts in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
See more on Larisa Ilieva’s website, here.
A profile interview on SaatchiOnline, here.