Ivan Alifan is a Russian artist currently based in Canada where he is completing his final year at OCAD university majoring in Drawing and Painting. Alifan’s work is an exploration of the ‘modern gaze’. His ambiguous figurative paintings have an apparent erotic subtext, designed to disarm and force the viewer into exploring their personal psyche. Prior to showing with The Unit London, Alifan completed an artist residency at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.

Ivan will be showing a collection of his works at an exhibition of contemporary portraiture at The Unit London, between September 19th and October 18th, 2014.