Ivan Alifan

Russian painter Ivan Alifan paints seductive portraits, subtly allowing us into the intimate aspects of his characters’ lives. His works range from metaphorical portrayals of sensuality — as in the dramatic portraits of a woman with white paint cascading down her face — to quiet looks into the introspective moments of Ophelia-like beauties. Alifan paints with expressionistic strokes, creating dramatic and sometimes ghostly lighting that encapsulates a sense of mystery.