Ivan Ninety was born in the small Russian town of Protvino located in the Moscow region. At the age of 16, he became interested in street art, starting – like many artists – from tagging. After some time, his interest in other forms of art, such as large-format painting, collage, sculpture or photography, grew.
In his works, a mix of geometric abstraction and figurative realism can be seen. The technique he uses most often is collage, which – as he says – “is a powerful tool because the final effect is always different”. He often uses old, unnecessary items for his installations – abandoned toys, instruments, tools and other objects whose texture reflects the passage of time.
Ivan Ninety is one of four artists co-creating the project “Off Gallery 2.0”. In August 2017, together with the German artist Johannes Mundinger, he created a mural in Stare Polesie. Their work called “Still Life with Adler” was inspired by the work of Jankiel Adler.