The art of BertaBlanca T. Ivanow is diverse, searching and visceral. Her paintings and sculptures tread a line between representation and abstraction that evokes the question of our separation from the rest of the physical world. There is a density to her work that makes a woman seem a mountain. There is an energy that gives the illusion that a color is dancing.
She credits the art of Miquel Barceló for her realization of her need to create visual works of art. His influence is certainly recognizable in her work. Her admiration of other artist work informs some of her video work. She illicitly interacts with institutionally exhibited art in a loving, naive manner in a series of short videos.