Eva Bosch

Above: Ngayene, Senegal 2007

Eva Bosch is a Catalan painter, writer and video maker born in Barcelona. At present Eva lives and works in London with regular visits to her atelier in Malgrat de Mar (Barcelona), combining her studio work with lecturing in the History of Art.

“I grew up in Montmany-Figueró; a small village north of Barcelona where the novel “Els Sots Ferestecs” (Dark Vales), written in 1901 by Raimon Casellas takes place. This village has haunted me all my life and it has been a great source of inspiration for my work. This novel was translated from Catalan into English by Alan Yates in collaboration with me in 2014.

Catalan Modernism in literature, initiated by Casellas is unique and particular to Catalonia. It extended to architecture, music and painting. It was a source of inspiration in the work of Antoni Gaudí, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso or Salvador Dalí. My cultural background constantly nourishes my work. Cultural identity is to me the core of any form of universal Art. Joan Miró once said that he would like to be seen as an international Catalan; I would also like to be regarded in this way.

Like my father, I have always had a wide range of interests. He had to be a polymath and a jack of all trades to support a large family during Franco´s Spain. I was privileged by comparison. Since my arrival to the United Kingdom in 1973, I benefited from several awards and scholarships provided by a generous, now long gone, British welfare state. I obtained an M.A in fine Art Painting at the Royal College of Art where I was granted an award to study at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 1995 I won the Pollock Krasner Award. I have had residencies in Italy, France, Spain,Taiwan and Turkey.”

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Pajaro pito verde,
oil on prepared paper, 55 x 77 cms, 1998

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