Contemporary Art Excellence Artist of The Year 2016 and 2013 Towry Best of England Award Winner, Iva Troj seamlessly incorporates her vast experience of traditional painting techniques with postmodern elements to create engaging and stunningly detailed works that challenge the notion of societal conformity.
Iva has long been inspired by Japanese art and culture - traditional and contemporary, evident in the strange characters and icons which populate her landscapes alongside nude renaissance figures.
By breaking up classical motifs, Iva Troj introduces parallel stories in a postmodern shift, binding the inescapably contemporary with revived histories.
The painting technique she uses is similar to the Flemish method of layering thin veneers of paint between layers of varnish. She starts with pencils, pastels and varnish, afterwards adding a lighter layer with acrylics and finishes with a couple of thicker layers using a combination of mediums, often acrylics and oils, but sometimes gold leaf and inks.