|In June 1987 Anatoly
Krynsky was honored with an exhibition of his work in the U.S. Congress.
The exhibition was arranged as a retrospective. It summed up twenty
years of creative activity and included over 100 works in oil, tempera
and mixed media.
Mr. Krynsky relentlessly continues to search and experimentation
artistically, creating abstract works and delving into Suprematism,
Cubo-Futurism and Expressionism. In his series "The Man and the
City" created in Moscow in the 1960's, Mr. Krynsky interprets a
person as part of a mechanism, stressing the tragedy of human existence
in a world of technological progress.
Senators Charles Grassley (R-Kansas) and Dennis DeConcini (D-New
Mexico), Chairman and Vice Chairman of the International Parliamentary
Group for Human Rights in the Soviet Union (IPG) hosted the exhibition.
Co-sponsoring the event were Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New
York), David Lloyd Krieger, owner of one of the largest collections of
modern art; and Olga Hirshhorn, art collector and widow of Joseph
Hirshhorn of the Smithsonian's Joseph Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture
Garden in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Krynsky gradually moved away from the flat surface of the canvas and
began using more complex elements and materials such as metal and glass,
before switching to sculpture. His basic task in reliefs is to highlight
the interaction between form and color. Beginning with more generalized
subject forms and perfecting them, he goes well beyond the planes of
painting, creating vibrantly dimensional abstract images.
Ficks is a Senior Editor of the "Voice of America" in
Washington, D.C. and contributing art columnist for the New York's
Russian Daily "Novoye Russkoye Slovo."