Grigorovich's houses may be interpreted as symbols of isolation, retreat, hiding - or as gallant bastions in bleak, threatened surroundings. Some of them are interpretations of actual houses near Jaffo, future victims of urban renewal. Some have a Felliniesque romantically-surreal air. All of them are complete, artistically fully realized images, technically accomplished and presented without effects or overdramatization.

The emotional coloring is unmistakingly individual. Whatever subject matter Vladimir Grigorovich may explore in the future, he will undoubtedly retain his firm grasp of objects in time and space - thus making them both traditional and contemporary, timeless and modern.

Serge Hollerbach

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