Where my eyes can see the Artist’s hand and my ears can hear His footsteps.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Article in SCOPE mag

Safety in loneliness

Remember the movie The Ring, and how it brought your childhood fears and/or nihilist leanings to life? That’s where Croatian photographer Lidija Ivanek will take you, with her lonely landscapes and old school developing techniques. 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TWO FOR BIRTHDAY - paintings by Lidija Ivanek SiLa

Zagorje - Sunday
60x50cm on stretched canvas, acrylic

Mother and daughter
80x100cm on stretched canvas, acrylic

Yesterday was my birthday and I do not know about you, but my perfectly spend day is - day full of creative inspiration - day like yesterday.
I was thinking about my mom and I painted the "Mother and daughter" painting. It's about special bond between them. 
And the other one (first one) is about Zagorje, a place where I live now in Croatia. It use to be a place with a lot of small village houses with thatched roofs, where people dressed in the folk costume when it is Sunday.

If you want to buy this paintings, it can be done. I accept PayPal. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alternative photography - gum oli and gum bichromate - Lidija Ivanek SiLa

First one is a photograph made by gum bichromate process and watercolor paints, while a second one is made with oil paints - gumoil process. 

And for the last photograph posted today, it is a gum bichromate process of developing photography with pigments that was homemade. I used soot from my chimney to make the paint. 

In short, that is what I have been up to lately :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Growing like a tree - Lidija Ivanek SiLa

monotype by Lidija Ivanek SiLa

I might be a work in progress,
but every day I get a little bit wiser, a little bit better, a little bit stronger.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monotypes - landscape on a new/old way

As I work with alternative photography, so it happens that I found all that different sorts of paper very lovable. One lead to another and now I am researching different methods to produce my images with a graphic press, without a press but in the domain of graphic arts, etc. Now my paintings are catching up with my photographs and vice versa. Today I am posting my monotype paintings, done with oils on a 300gr cold pressed paper.

Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The image from the surface, or matrix is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press. Monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype; most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing. 

It is a process of making original, one of a kind artwork with effect of surprise. 
I use glass as a matrix on which I paint with an oil paints, mixed to desired shades and colors. 

Through Fine Art America one can buy my monotype  reproductions and an original is obtainable directly from me. Contact me for details. 

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Photography Prints

Photography Prints

Monday, April 14, 2014

Zagorec - modern rural painting Lidija Ivanek SiLa

acrylic on board
Lidija Ivanek SiLa

It is the view.
It is the region that I live in. 
It is the wrong side of the mountain (knowing that I am born on the other side).
It is the feeling when standing on the hills looking down.
It is something that every Croat knows, 
a piece of land, a motherland, something that we are always strive to come back to. 
Modern colorful rural painting of a villager on top of the hill looking his country with a sense of pride and love with a pinch of humor.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Call to exhibition 28. March 2014

Alternative photography,
Lidija Ivanek SiLa exhibition.
Likovna Galerija Zabok,
S. Radića 1, Gradska knjiznica
 28.3.2014 at 19.00