series 

Memories

2013 - 2016

Memories, my new series of paintings, is a very personal project, since the entire series is based on a fascinating journey into the heart of my memories, which are an inseparable part of my being, suffused as it is with past experiences.

 

It was completely by accident, in an offhand manner, that I found an old box in my mother’s cupboard in the apartment where I grew up, a box which contained a treasure trove of black-and-white family photographs. My encounter with these photographs launched me physically into them, drawing me into the company of those people who were so near and dear to me and into the environment in which I grew up. This process became a fascinating journey into the past, like writing a journal of my youthful days, visually transformed through painting.

 

These photographs relate to the stories of people, objects, and the “inner landscape” of my dwellings during the 1950s and 1960s. They evoked within me memories and yearnings for people who were close to my life and my heart and for times passed, and this experience became the catalyst for my need to immortalise, in colour, the apartment’s scenery and the characters that gave it life.

 

Our living room still preserves the furniture, the large wall-to-wall library, my mother’s two pianos (she is a pianist and piano teacher) – just as they were in my youth; these have later been joined by my paintings. This room was where my father – the composer Alexander Uriyah Boskovich (1907-1964) – had met notable figures like the conductors Sergiu Celibidache and Sir John Barbirolli, the authors Max Brod and Aharon Megged, the dancer Anna Sokolov, painters, theatre people and journalists. It was an atmosphere imbued with beauty and culture. I vividly remember my father’s study on the fourth floor of the house  , going up there occasionally to see him and talk to him.

 

While working on this series I experienced a kind of catharsis, closing the circle on years gone by, on times that are no more.

Parents
Parents

oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2016

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Henry, oil on canvas, 60x50 cm, 2016
Henry, oil on canvas, 60x50 cm, 2016
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Father
Father

oil on Paper, 39.5x29.5 cm, 1994

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Green Lamp
Green Lamp

oil on Canvas, 90x50 cm, 2015

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Living-room Corner
Living-room Corner

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2015

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Still Life with Candlesticks
Still Life with Candlesticks

oil on Canvas, 60x50 cm, 2015

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Yellow Monochrome (In the Atelier)
Yellow Monochrome (In the Atelier)

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2014

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Spanish Guitar
Spanish Guitar

oil on Canvas, 110x70 cm, 2015

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Thoughts
Thoughts

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2015

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Armenian Table
Armenian Table

oil on Canvas, 70x90 cm, 2015

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Marmalade
Marmalade

oil on canvas, 50x60 cm, 2014

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Dry Flowers
Dry Flowers

oil on Canvas, 80x50 cm, 2015

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Red Pillow
Red Pillow

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2013

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White Flowers
White Flowers

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2013-14

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The Magic Garden
The Magic Garden

45x90 cm, oil on canvas, 2021

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Grandfather with a Still Life
Grandfather with a Still Life

oil on Canvas, 50x70 cm, 2014

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Molly Bloom
Molly Bloom

oil on canvas, 70x50 cm, 2014

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The Kitchen
The Kitchen

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2013

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The Red Cover
The Red Cover

oil on Canvas, 60x80 cm, 2014

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Flowers with Brown Curtain
Flowers with Brown Curtain

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2014

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Still Life in the Living Room
Still Life in the Living Room

oil on Canvas, 90x110 cm, 2013-14

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Father on a Green Background
Father on a Green Background

oil on Canvas, 130x60 cm, 2013-14

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Aba in Black
Aba in Black

oil on Canvas, 60x30 cm, 2013-14

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Contemplation
Contemplation

oil on Wood, 35x50 cm, 2013

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