b. 1940 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
d. 1988 in Texas, USA
Robert Hrynkiw studied at the Art Students League of New York City, New York, during 1969, concentrating on polychromed sculpture. In 1970, he began teaching color theory at the New York School of Interior Design. In 1980, he received a substantial grant from the Connecticut Commission of Arts, aiding in his ‘color structure’ explorations.
Hrynkiw was progressive in his explorations of color in sculpture and painting. He was uninterested in the traditional mode of constructing sculpture, where only the integrity of the material used was emphasized, and color ignored. He was dedicated to fully pursuing abstract color three-dimensionally, through abstract sculptural forms. Hrynkiw was inspired by the possibility of creating further depth and space through color, stating: “Space can be created and altered by the use of purely visual elements such as color and light. It has been my intent to take full advantage of all the means of creating space.”
Acrylic on paper
22” x 30”
Gift of the artis