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Ivan Messac

France Born in: 1948
Ivan Messac is a French painter and sculptor born in Caen in March 1948.

Although he is younger than the artists of the Narrative Figuration, Ivan Messac is associated to the movement and he is featured in the show Mythologies quotidiennes at the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, in 1977.

Ivan Messac takes part in numerous artistic events such as the Paris Biennial or Sigma in Bordeaux. He also produces sets and costumes for performances. His work is inspired by pop art, Italian futurism, Maïakovski but also by Jimi Hendrix and Hollywood icons.

After painting, sculpture becomes his favorite medium in which he works and experiments. He works in Carrara and creates his own personal style, starting from his first sculptures produced in 1983. Alain Monvoisin writes an article about his work in the Dictionnaire de la sculpture moderne et contemporaine (Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture) published in November 2008.

The many public commissions he received allowed him to develop his practice. In 2000 he returns to painting, and he resumes the critical vision that he used to display in his youth works.

Since 2003, his work has been featured by various institutions dedicated to Narrative Figuration, such as the Dôle and Orléans Museums; in 2006 he had a solo show at the Laurent Strouk Gallery, entitled Adam & Eve.

One of these works is now a part of the FNAC (the French National Fund for Contemporary Art) collection. Messac plays with humor with the image of the first couple, displayed with a mastery of the color, of the movement and of the material. The weak woman and the easily influenced man are shown in this painting with looks and postures that remind us of the flamboyant star couples that often end up meeting tragic fates.
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Ivan Messac, 30 et 50, Painting

Ivan Messac

30 et 50, 1979
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$6,206

Ivan Messac, Prince, Print

Ivan Messac

Prince, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$248

Ivan Messac, Carnaval du Roi et de la Reine, Fine Art Drawings

Ivan Messac

Carnaval du Roi et de la Reine, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,234

Ivan Messac, Keith Richards, Print

Ivan Messac

Keith Richards, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$248

Ivan Messac, The Who, Print

Ivan Messac

The Who, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$248

Ivan Messac, Elvis, Print

Ivan Messac

Elvis, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$236

Ivan Messac, John Lee Hooker, Print

Ivan Messac

John Lee Hooker, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$236

Ivan Messac, Jimi Hendrix, Print

Ivan Messac

Jimi Hendrix, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$236

Ivan Messac, Adam et Eve – Salvador Dali et Gala 2 – L’arbre de la connaissance, Painting

Ivan Messac

Adam et Eve – Salvador Dali et Gala 2 – L’arbre de la connaissance, 2006
57.9 x 44.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$18,617

Ivan Messac, E jaune bleu, Fine Art Drawings

Ivan Messac

E jaune bleu, 2013
22 x 28.7 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,599

Ivan Messac, Vue elliptique de dos comme de Face..., Print

Ivan Messac

Vue elliptique de dos comme de Face..., 2016
29.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$819

Ivan Messac, Elvis Presley, Print

Ivan Messac

Elvis Presley, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Ivan Messac, John Lee Hooker, Print

Ivan Messac

John Lee Hooker, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

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Ivan Messac, Jimi Hendrix, Print

Ivan Messac

Jimi Hendrix, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Ivan Messac, Rolling Stones (Keith Richard), Print

Ivan Messac

Rolling Stones (Keith Richard), 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Ivan Messac, The Who, Print

Ivan Messac

The Who, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Ivan Messac, Prince, Print

Ivan Messac

Prince, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Ivan Messac, Vue elliptique de dos comme de Face..., Print

Ivan Messac

Vue elliptique de dos comme de Face..., 2016
29.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$819

Ivan Messac, Qu'importe le vent, Fine Art Drawings

Ivan Messac

Qu'importe le vent, 2017
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

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