Ivan Toulouse


Ivan Toulouse is a French artist, professor, and visual arts researcher. He combines his teaching and research work in visual arts with a practice of over forty years of painting, drawing, engraving, sculpting, singing, and poetry writing to explore a shared vision, particularly through portrait, historical painting, and mythological and religious iconography. His work has been presented in France and abroad, both in individual and collective exhibitions, between 1985 and 2003. It is presented at least once a year during the “open day” of the artists’ atelier at the 14ème Arrondissement. He is currently making videos with drawings of travelling pictures (from the Western United States, Andalusia, Iceland, and Italy). He has also been working on things like removing the materiality from the works of art, practising poetic declamation, performance, and, most recently, stage acting. Retiring as a university professor has allowed him to dedicate his full time to artistic creation.

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