Park West Gallery Presents Art Collection of Anatole Krasnyansky

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Park West Gallery Artist Biography series invites you to experience the energy and expression of the Krasnyansky collection.

Park West Gallery Artist Biography series invites you to experience the energy and expression of the Krasnyansky collection. Relying on his background in architecture and Eastern heritage in conjunction with his fascination with the modernity of American culture, Anatole Krasnyansky's works of art have elevated the watercolor medium to a dynamic level normally associated with oil paintings.

Having earned a Master's Degree in Architecture and Fine Art from the Kiev Institute of Art, by the time Krasnyansky left the U.S.S.R for the United States in 1975 he was already a prominent architect and watercolorist. Says the artist, "One of my goals in my art is to show people the beauty and sophistication of art and architecture from past eras. Architecture was like an art and not a technology, with many different styles in different epochs. Looking at architecture helps us to understand life in another time."

A new life in the vibrantly energetic United States provoked Krasnyansky's creative imagination to paint with a new perception. He designed sets for television, motion pictures, and the theatre all the while using the harsh lights, raw colors and amplified sound of his new surroundings as inspiration. The textural surface of the papers, fluidity and rhythm of the figures and vivid color palette give a stylized component to Krasnyansky's artwork. Profoundly lyrical, his works possess a human presence that combine Krasnyansky's faith in the human spirit with a rigorous artistic substance and foundation.

Krasnyansky's works have been featured worldwide at exhibits including: "International Watercolor Masters," Dalzell Hatfield Galleries; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, California; and UCLA, Los Angeles, California.

"We all have a biological energy radiating from us. Memory is always with us, and we all have different emotions. Our brain works faster than our tongue. I have to use symbols, color and outlines to express the energy and emotion in order to send the message. Some paintings are lighter, others more complex. The reason why I create such pictures is that I would like to remind people who see my work that they shouldn't forget their historical roots."

Park West Gallery of Michigan founded in 1969 are America's largest art dealer, selling more individual artworks than any other art dealer in the United States. Since 1980, the company has occupied its own 63,000 sq ft art gallery and in 2002, Park West built a 181,000 sq ft distribution center and gallery in Miami Lakes, Florida. Park West Gallery conducts auctions across North America in fine hotels and maintains an active catalog and internet sales business. Park West Gallery is also the largest art dealer conducting auctions at sea and currently conducts auctions on more than 60 ships for the following cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Disney Cruise Line; Holland America Line; Radisson Seven Seas Cruises; Royal Caribbean International; Windstar Cruises.

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