Throughout his career Stefan Krygier’s (1923-1997) work evolved stylistically, from the early works inspired by cubism, constructivism and the legendary Polish Constructivist Wladyslaw Strzemiński’s unism and solarism to tachist paintings, to his mature kinetic special compositions and his late “simultaneous” paintings.
This exhibition will focus on two groups of Krygier’s works—sculptures, drawings and prints from the 1960s and paintings and installations 1970s. The former works were inspired by the artist’s visit to the Jewish cemetery in Prague, Czechoslovakia; the latter are geometric abstractions a large special installation entitled Center of Form’s Condensations, which fuse constructivism and surrealism in a highly original, whimsical fashion.
The exhibition cast light on innovative aspects of Polish art, which in many ways overlapped with similar experiments with bridging art with science and technology in Western Europe and America. The show features a site-specific version of Center of Form’s Condensations, mid-1970s, specially configured for Green Point Projects, New York.
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