(b. San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic).|
Before going to Paris in 1963, Ivan Tovar had several exhibitions in Santo Domingo. He came to Surrealism after the movement had largely become a part of history. His painting resembles that of no one else. The atmosphere in his paintings, in which objects sparkle in cold light against black backgrounds, cannot leave one feeling indifferent. These images all have the appeal of the bizarre. Sexuality, aided by refined colors, is familiar here with what, in other times, was called depth and soul.