Keren Luchtenstein MA RCA specialises in realist oil paintings of belongings. They include toys, jewellery, shoes and ornaments. These treasured possessions are painted with the intensity of portraits. The paintings invite the viewer to imagine stories about the objects and the memories and emotions they trigger.
Lost possessions can cause a yearning out of all proportion to their monetary value. Keren’s refugee father lost everything, not once but twice. In the end, his belongings existed only in his memory. In her work, Keren tries to recapture the hidden past of lost possessions.
MA Royal College of Art 1978-80
BA Hornsey College of Art (Middlesex Polytechnic) 1974-78
Travelling Scholarship RCA China 1980
Life- drawing teaching at numerous art schools and Privately
Award-winning Illustrator 1980’s, 1990’s Children’s Books
Graphics and prints for fashion designer Ally Capellino 1984-1994
Personal work lino-cut print-making
Painting from 2005
Private Collections world-wide including
Sir Paul Smith, the Prudential and Accenture.