Ivan settled in Riebeek Kasteel nearly 20 years ago, where he explores ways of creating what he calls ‘rural graffiti’, celebrating diversity on the outskirts without following traditional boundaries or trends. His inspiration hinges on capturing an honest, energetic expression of life across a spectrum of mediums and subject matter. Everything from repurposed sculpting to bold landscapes and delicate figure studies. His first solo exhibition in town was at the in/famous "L'Attitude" a decade ago, before the advent of local art galleries, initiated Art appreciation classes and documenting locals photographically.
Ivan studied Art at the University of Pretoria, travelled extensively and worked abroad, and his works hang with private collectors around the world.