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Lessons in pyrographic art are not easy to find. That kind of education was not available in Belgium for Ivan Govaerts.

As a seat upholsterer Ivan became interested in woodworking and woodcarving in the year 2000. Without any education he started to make wooden boxes and utensils. To sign these things with his name he came to the idea to buy a pyrographic tool. He did not get to this part of activity. Very soon he started to transfer simple pen drawings on some scrap wood. On a wood fair Ivan met with the work of Fran├žois Peeters who already did this art for 30 years. At that moment it became clear that there was a lot more possibility with that tool. After some self study and stealing with the eyes a few works with shadow work became reality. Now it was the challenge to improve his pyro work where drawing is very important as a base. Ivan does not have any doubt that a drawing course would…

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  • Male
  • Born on July 22
  • Joined November 9, 2011

Favorite materials

wood, gourds, paper, leather, tagua

About

Lessons in pyrographic art are not easy to find. That kind of education was not available in Belgium for Ivan Govaerts.

As a seat upholsterer Ivan became interested in woodworking and woodcarving in the year 2000. Without any education he started to make wooden boxes and utensils. To sign these things with his name he came to the idea to buy a pyrographic tool. He did not get to this part of activity. Very soon he started to transfer simple pen drawings on some scrap wood. On a wood fair Ivan met with the work of Fran├žois Peeters who already did this art for 30 years. At that moment it became clear that there was a lot more possibility with that tool. After some self study and stealing with the eyes a few works with shadow work became reality. Now it was the challenge to improve his pyro work where drawing is very important as a base. Ivan does not have any doubt that a drawing course would improve his skill but he preliminary keeps up the self study. In the year 2006 Ivan decided to throw his live over to another professional strategy. Till now Ivan became a fire-fighter. His very irregular schedule made it possible to do some exhibitions and demonstrations. It is always a pleasure to amaze people and let them enjoy his burnings. It is not easy to place Ivan his style in some box. He takes every drawable thing as a challenge to create a burning out of it. As the most modern artists like to shatter sacred cows, Ivan wants to oppose himself to the advancing modernism. Ivan also does commissions. More info on www.woodcreator.be

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