New York

Vladimir Zakrzewski

Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery

Of all the major styles of art from the early 20th-century, the one that seems to have aged the best and lost the least pictorial punch is Constructivism. Constructivism remains a vital tradition that can still inspire abstract art of the highest quality, as shown by this exhibition featuring the recent work of Vladimir Zakrzewski.

Zakrzewski, originally from Poland, has lived in the United States since 1981. His work displays authentic powers of invention, while it expresses the same love of pure form that flowered in his native country in the 1920s and ’30s as an offshoot of Russian Constructivism. Polish nonobjective art of that period was based primarily on the principle of conflicting forces and took its cue not from the materialist-oriented school of Russian Constructivism but from the mystical perspective of Suprematism, the program developed by Kasimir Malevich, who wielded an

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