The birth of Ida Ivanka Kubler's ideas
Alexandra Zlatinova, London
19 May, 2012
The young and with no doubt very talented Bulgarian artist Ida Ivanka Kubler secured her name among the best in the art scene in the UK with yet another successful exhibition. "The birth of an idea" is a solo show by Ivanka, which takes place at the Westbourne Grove Church in Notting Hill, London and closes on 28 May. Three large canvas works from the series have already been sold and the exhibition has been received with critical praise from visitors. The main material in the "The birth of an idea" series are painted sculptured silk worm cocoons. The artist waits until the silk moths leave their cocoons in order to lay their eggs. The cocoons are then painted, manipulated and positioned. And in doing so the artist changes their initial image of silk cocoons and allows their "passing" to another identity. The bright paint colour defines a strong presence and the shape of the immense number of elements appeal to the imaginary touch. The resulting "Birth of an idea" pictures are at once nurturing, transcending and moving. Ida's artwork "The birth of an idea" was included in "Placebos for Art", a project undertaken by the Behring Institute for Medical Research and was judged to have positive influence on public health.Ida, Ivanka Kubler was born in 1978 in Bulgaria and moved in 1997 to Germany and then again to London in 2008. She has had studios in Bulgaria, Germany, France and USA. Further Ida has attended the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, the University of Applied Arts, Bielefeld, Germany and the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK. Previously Ivanka has exhibited at the Canary Wharf Galleries, Trycicle Gallery, the Gallery of Willesden Green in London and the Caelum Gallery in New York. Collectors of her work are based in Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, UK, Spain, France and USA.