Alan Ganev is a Toronto-based visual artist born in Costa Rica. Ganev has a passion for muralism and urban culture. His recent studio work explored a variety of media including collage, silkscreening, neon, sculpture and photography.
Ganev’s passion for muralism and urban culture has guided him to work on murals with the EN MASSE collective in New York City during Armory Arts Week as well as in Miami during Art Basel. Most recently, the artist completed private murals for WeWork, W Hotels, and the William Gray Hotel. In 2017, Ganev presented his second solo exhibition at Station 16 Gallery titled The Fall. The Fall brought together an impressive range of works created using mediums such as collage, silkscreen, neon, sculpture, and photography.
This exhibition marked a departure for Ganev from his previous series titled Mundo des Quixotes, which explored concepts of security and protection, pushing the limits of his subject matter and art making process. With The Fall Ganev takes his signature toy soldiers and spray-painted porcelain figurines from literal to the poetic, moving from flat surfaces to the three dimensional. The Fall captures a romantic journey that ultimately came to an end.