Ina Prodanova was born in Rousse in Bulgaria in 1984. Having grown up next to the river Danube her love of the abstract art grew extensively. Throughout her life, Ina has always been fascinated by contrast of all kinds including colour and human emotions. Naturally, she was drawn to the abstract, strongly influenced by Jackson Pollock, from an early age. This interest was refined during her teenage years and further developed when she opted to take her Bachelors Degree in Graphic Arts.
After completing her degree, Ina continued to explore and developed her own artistic style simplifying shapes and applying expressiveness in brush strokes. She believes that it’s all about expressing what is inside us and communicating those basic human emotions. ‘I have always been interested in feelings and how the world can be seen differently if we just change our perceptions and this will in turn have an impact on personality and how we feel about ourselves. Emotions tell us about the flavour of our lives and give us information about self and life. Then you paint. At the end, you look at the painting from a distance and you see your true self at that specific moment. The viewer will use their own experience to interpret the artwork.
Ina has also trained and worked as a graphic designer, specialising in commercial advertising for many years. She has a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design - Visual Communications from the New Bulgarian University. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Bulgarian Embassy in London in 2018, the Mennier Gallery and Lloyd's Art Group in 2019. Now she lives and works in London.