New artist collections by Jay Harper, Josefin Tolstoy and Lily Snowden-Fine coming 24th July - Sign up to get VIP access

Parting the veil

Ivan Kashdan
Regular price
Sale price
Unit price

Chalk, pastel and acrylic on board

30 x 42 cm



Original Artwork (Unique)

About the artist

Ivan works across painting, animation and video games. The process of fiction-production always leaves behind temporary supports and structures. Ivan is focused on this detritus - the big theatrical backdrops, never to be used again; the marks of repeated erasure on stop-animation boards; old stage-flats. He reclaims these used objects so they can tell stories of their own. 

Ivan’s paintings imagine inanimate objects coming to life, coming untethered from their functions. He explores possibilities for these characters using drawing materials, acrylic and ink to keep the painting process fast and responsive. The resultant compositions contain imaginary life forces. Gentle, aquatic, nebulous entities which welcome the viewer into a lightweight, alternative reality where even the heaviest of objects participates in ecological communion.

He studied at Slade School of Fine Art, after training at Bournemouth Film School. In London, he has exhibited at Staffordshire St Gallery, The Tub Gallery, created a 10m theatrical backdrop for Bloomsbury Theatre, and painted a 17m mural for Room2 Hotel, Chiswick.

"My work is something like that of a naturalist, who studies non-human life. Except this life is imaginary - a study of what isn’t (and perhaps should be) there."


UK Shipping: £25
EU Shipping: £40
Rest of World: £70
Collection by appointment from Hackney Downs Studios, E8 2BT: £2


Once you have received your artwork, you have 14 days to return it to us for a full refund if you are not happy with it. Please note that the work must be returned in its original condition and in its original packaging. You are responsible for the cost of the return shipment, and we reccomend that you use a tracked and signed for service. If your work has been damaged during transit then please contact us via the contact page and we will help get to the bottom of it with you.

Sign up

Be the first to hear about our new releases and get free shipping on your first order

By signing up you will receive newsletters about our new releases and events. You can unsubscribe at any time.