The landscapes of Igor Slava convey the atmosphere of Italy, in an elegant treatment of light and water. His technical approach combines the clever control of the edges with the visual charm of freely mixed washes.
In the gallery you will find architectural compositions, but it also deals with nudes in sketches and expressive portraits.
The Italian watercolorist was born in 1973 in Hancesti, Moldova (part of the USSR at that time). He graduated from high school "Ilya Repin" in Chisinau (Moldova), then in 1999 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Timisoara, where he graduated in graphic and industrial design. The same year, he decides to move to Italy. In Rome, he attended painting classes at the Academy of Fine Arts and is one of the founders of the watercolor school "Aquarelle Art Studio". He spends his time painting and teaching watercolor in Rome and around the world.
At first, I seek above all to make the light. I paint both wet on wet and wet on dry, depending on the texture of the paper, the transparency of the color and the path that the water takes.The Art of Watercolour (19) Igor Sava
I always consider my painting both in its entirety and as a developing process. On the other hand, it is true that when I teach, I can cut my painting in several stages, but when I paint for myself, it is a succession of gestures that follow one another and on which it is difficult to stop.