He comes from a small Russian town of Protvino located in the Moscow Oblast. He took his first steps in street art at the age of 16, starting out – as many other urban artists – from tagging. Later came interest in other techniques and forms, such as large format painting, collage, sculpture and photography. Ivan Ninety (Karpov) is one of four artists contributing to the project Off Gallery 2.0 organized in Lodz, Poland by the Urban Forms Foundation.
In his works he combines geometrical abstraction with figurative realism. Most often, he uses the collage technique that, he says, „is a very powerful instrument, because the result of every work is quite different.” In unique installations he also gives a new life to old objects – abandoned toys, instruments, tools, and other items, which texture reflects the passage of time.