Born in 1992 in Jersey City, Ivan Recalde was introduced to art early on in his childhood; inspired by his father's architecture portfolio and sketches, he began to develop his skill in drawing. While studying under Tyler Smith at Broward College in 2009, he was introduced to the medium of charcoal, as well as the figure via his first figure drawing class. After earning his Associates of The Arts degree from Miami Dade College in 2012, he continued his studies in the field of drawing at New World School of The Arts, where he is currently developing a new series of work for his upcoming Bachelor of Fine Arts Show. His latest works explore the void shared between mortality and the figure, derived from his own recent experiences with mortality and his acute interest of classical renaissance style renderings of the human form. Current influences for his work stem from different bodies of work by Lorenzo Bernini, Sophie Jordoin, Zdzislaw Beksinski, and Bill Viola. He is a contributor to various local shows around Miami, Hollywood, and Fort Lauderdale, most recently the 2013 NWSA Rising Stars Exhibition, as well as previous collaborations with former local artist Moises Sanabria. He currently resides in Hollywood, FL, and works out of his studio in the Wynwood district of Miami, FL.