(b Skopje, 1 June 1928). Macedonian sculptor. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1953 as a disciple of the sculptors Boris Kalin (1905-75) and Zdenko Kalin (b 1911). On his return to Skopje he began to exhibit sculptures, prints and drawings conceived according to his mentors' poetic interpretation of French Expressionist sculpture. By the end of the 1950s he was working on abstract organic forms, inspired by Hans Arp and Henry Moore.

In 1960, after a two-year stay in London as a postrgaduate at Royal College of Arts (class of Henry Moore), he joined the group Mugri in Skopje and started his series of Masks (1961-3), made of welded scrap-metal sheets. From the mid-1960s the influence of Lynn Chadwick and Kenneth Armitage was superseded by that of MINIMALISM.

During the 1970s Hadzi Boskov sculpted the granite monument to Kliment Ohridski in Skopje (1972) and the monument to the Fallen Combatants (1977) in Ravne na Koroskem in Slovenia. In this period he produced tall, mineral-like objects in polished metal, as well as massive clay blocks with richly faceted planes glazed in vivid colours. From 1980 to 1993 he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Skopje.


Sculpture 1960/70/80


Sculpture (Monuments)


Sculpture (Motion and Commotion)


Sculpture (Energy and Material)


Sculpture (Street)


Prints

 

Web content and photography (c) Petar Hadzi Boskov 2010
 

Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

PETAR HADZI BOSKOV

Petar Hadzi Boskov Retrospective Exibition
National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje
Click here for NGM website.
10th June 2010 - 14th August 2010

This exhibition is certain to be one of the biggest art events in Skopje during 2010.
As a huge contributor to the art world of Moderna, Petar Hadzi Boskov has a career that spans 50 years and seeing him create a considerable portfolio of work. More than 150 sculptures (made of clay, metal, bronze and steel) will be on show at the NGM, many of which have never before been seen in public.

---------------------------

 

petar hadzi boskov book

Petar Hadzi Boskov
(sculpture 1950-2004) Book
by Konca Pirkovska

Publisher: National Gallery of Macedonia
Zeleznicka 18
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
email: contact@nationalgallery.mk
Tel: 00 389 (0) 2 31 26 856
Click here for NGM website.

 

---------------------------

Previous Exibitions

peatr hadzi boskov

Informel Art and Relations: 1959 - 1966
NI Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje 2009
Click here for MCA Skopje website.

"The idea of this project is based upon the assumption that the history of Macedonian fine art (in the period 1960 - 1970) was subjected to different influences, overlapping and initiatives between painting and sculpture. In that significant period when the Macedonian society had reached a certain level of modernity, a group of young artists started completing a cycle of the then current artistic style - the Informal Art."

Marika Bocvarova Plavevska

---------------------------

petar hadzi boskov

Street
NI Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje 2004
Click here for MCA Skopje website.

"Of some earth, water, air and fire was the first man created. Soon after that, another man was created, and another and another, and they started a long and uncertain journey.As they travelled the roads around the world, a lot of others joined them. In time, this line of people become endless
The name of the artist is Petar Hadzi Boskov. He is a sculptor. In the language of the old Egyptians creating a sculpture correspodents to the meaning of the syntagma inspire life; the job of the sculptor was denoted by the verb to live"

Emil Aleksiev

---------------------------

petar hadzi boskov

Mir i Nemir (Motion and Commotion)
Sculptures Drawings Monoprints

The Economist Building, London
December 1996 - January 1997

Cartwright Hall, Bradford
January 1997 - October 1997

"The dichotomies of calm and action, peacefulness and disquietude, tranquility and disturbance, where the main issues that concern Petar Hadzi Boskov. All the sculptures and prints exibited on this exibition are dealing with the complex relation between these oppositions, both in emotional and formal terms.
Actually, in the original version of the title, 'Mir i nemir', the idea of the artist is more obvious. Namely, in the Macedonian language, the term mir (calm) is contained in its antonym nemir. That explains more precise the concept of the artist who claims that the absolute peace does not exist, that the calm and the disquetude are not isolated from each other."

Suzana Milevska

 

---------------------------

petar hadzi boskov

Fulfilment (190 x 80 x 80)
Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
Artist: Petar Hadzi-Boskov
Click here for Council of Europe's photostream website.

Aluminum sculpture, donated Republic of Macedonia.

---------------------------

petar hadzi boskov

Mir i Nemir (Motion and Commotion)
Sculptures
Cultural Capital of Europe, Aristoteles University, Thessaloniki, Greece
29 July 1997

"The curving and folding of the metal form open loops that remaind us on the strange attractions phenomenon. Namely, according to the chaos theory, the strange attractions result with self organising system of energy exchange. Similarly, the asymmetric balance makes the sculptures of the artist Petar Hadzi Boskov monuments of the unfinished, interupted perfection and unbalanced cosmic beauty, monuments of the disorder that creates division between the spirit and matter.."

Suzana Milevska

---------------------------

petar hadzi boskov

Mir i Nemir (Motion and Commotion)
Prints
Art Gallery, Strumitca, Skopje
18 August 1998 till 28 August 1998

"Rest and Unrest. literaly and metaphorically churn up human beings, control nature, balance the processes, move the Universe. In the Rest and Unrest the whole work of Petar Hadzi Boskov is projected, an artist for whom we can write down that he hasn't been only a participant in Macedonain art scene but also its creator."

Zlatko Teodosievski

---------------------------

petar hadzi boskov

Energija i Materijal (Energy and Material)
Sculptures
Yidiz Technical University, Istambul, Turkey
October 1993

"Since 1989 Hadzi Boskov has been following the idea of fragmentation more persistently; The totality cosists of fragments or fragments are integrated in totality. So as to approach the context of the discourse in author;s installations we will bring up the names of world contemporary sculptures: Karl Andre, Anish Kapoor, Tony Craig, Richard Long. The motto of this group is 'the totality is challenged by fragmentation. In contrast to them, Hadzi Boskov's fragment has an organic bond with coherency of the shape; each part of the instalation can be a separate entity."

Sonja Abadzieva