Ignat Ignatov - (b. 1978) is
a young artist with exemplary talent. His interpretation of the
spirit of fine art saturates his paintings with a unique expressive
richness. Although each new subject seems to dictate the style
and approach, his paintings are always alive with color, light,
texture, atmosphere, energy and emotion.
Ignatov was born in Veliko Tarnovo
and grew up in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. At age thirteen, his promising
talent in drawing, painting and sculpting gained him one of only
thirty positions to the renowned School of Arts in Triavna, Bulgaria.
In the 5 years there, he established the foundation of his academic
Art training. Following graduation in 1996, Ignatov was accepted
into the University of Arts in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria where
he studied under the demanding atelier approach to fine art.
In 1997, using proceeds from the sale of his art, Ignatov financed
his move to the United States and is now a U.S. citizen living
in southern California. He then studied at the prestigious California
Art Institute in Westlake Village, Associates in Art in Sherman
Oaks and the American Animation Institute in North Hollywood.
In 2005 Ignatov began teaching Painting at the Los Angeles Academy
of Figurative Art.
In the course of establishing
for his own "artistic roots", Ignatov was influenced
by Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and Joaquin
Sorolla. Ignatov's work includes: figures, portraits, still lifes,
and landscapes. His goal is to continue to develop his ability
to express the anatomy and form as well as color and composition
in terms of the artistic disciplines employed by the Old Masters.