Past Artist In Residence
Ivan Fayard critiques mass-produced images with shocking spoofs on familiar subjects. At the foundation of his work lays a somewhat abnormal distinction from the pictoral context and signature imprint of any artists. For instance, he uses bright colors to bring out the dark side to Disney characters in his Peintures (paintings), shown in Switzerland and France in 2002. In 2003, Fayard participated in 18th Street’s international residency program where he was able to create a solo exhibit titled “The Better You Look, The More You See.” Here he created an installation called, “Tondibulles,” in which a series of animated “googly” eyes, all of varying sizes, were almost an imitation of the Turkish evil eye. Currently, Fayard lives and works in Paris.