Ivars Poikans (1952)
Born in 1952, in Riga
Works in painting, graphics, book illustration, motion picture arts.
1964-1972 - graduated from the Riga Secondary School of Art by J.Rozentals
1975th-1976th - He studied at the Latvian State Academy of Fine Arts Painting Department.
Participates in exhibitions since 1977
From 1985 - member of the Artists' Union.
Was made illustration by the magazine "Source", "School and family", "Star", "Flame", the newspaper "Literature and Art".
In 1987, he won the main premium and audience prize in competition between the republican exhibition "comic in contemporary art." In 2001, awarded for successful creative achievements in painting exhibition "Autumn".
Artist with sustained interest in social processes (a rare phenomenon in the Latvian art scene), who lifes banality moved revelation with astral schizophrenic orientation.
"Everyday disturbed by" a description of the author's performance is almost always sufficiently expressive and dominated by the art critics' appraisals. Expressive painting stays undervalued; painterly quality has even color etching reprints.
At the beginning of painting deliberately sought to synthesize J.Pauļuka and A.Baušķenieka painting techniques until he has somewhat developed his artistic style, which is dominated by nihilistic aesthetics based neo-expressionist style. In graphic disharmonious in form and distress in people reveals in sarcastic attitude to any reality phenomenon. He works mainly in lithography technique and etching technique with aquatint.
„Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās”, 2. sēj., - R.: „Latvijas enciklopēdija”, 1995.,- L. Reihmane, 187.lpp.