Iva Kunciak was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. Growing up she spend her days reading books, making up stories, and exploring the world of her imagination. This lead her to an interest in art as a way to bring her stories to life and create the magic she was always searching for. Learning online through the Milan Art Institute, she was able to improve her artistic abilities, find her artistic voice, and empower herself to paint all she imagined.
Iva uses a variety of different mediums to create powerful colourful art. She enjoys creating abstract effects by dripping acrylics and inks, dynamic free strokes with spray paint, and glowing highlights with oil paint. She views her process as a journey, creating multiple layers and leaving hidden details to discover in every painting.
“My art and process is driven by my desire to create my own world,” Iva says about her art. “I paint in an abstract realism style because I want to paint more than what I see.”
Iva is currently hard at work in her studio, creating new collections and exploring all the different worlds of her dreams.
I see my paintings as catalysts to transform the world I see into the world I want to be in. Dreams and fantastical stories are deeply inspiring to me and my art gives me the freedom to explore that inspiration and share my vision with the world. I truly believe that we are only limited by our imagination and that we all have the power to create anything we desire.