With the reference
instead of the diploma - a heavy strip in Gennady's life began. There was no
sense to come back to Omsk: mother and father had already divorced and parted
to the different cities. For employment in Moscow the registration was
required. On the advice of casual people he settled to work in police. He
entrusted a position of the point-policeman on Belorusskaya Square.
Every day he
plunged into the atmosphere of human dramas, tragedies, crimes, meanness,
revenge. It was life’s "wrong side", opposite to which he learned
at school and at institute. Here fight for life, sufferings. It "was
overflowed" with the bright persons, unusual scenes, surprising
destinies. The artist tried to remember everything and to draw scenes at
home. It was succeeded, at last, to gain the diploma of Surikov institute -
in 2 years after its termination, having presented (among other works) the
works rejected earlier by E.A. Kibrik.
In the Far East. 1968..
With his father Michael. 1964
Among Omsk friends. 1968.
In 3,5 years, he
received a registration and a living space, in 1967 Gennady left police. He
got a job of the hospital attendant in Sklifosovsky institute, hoping that
the mode (one day at work, three – at home) would allow him to spend more
time for art. He liked to work as the hospital attendant. He deeply sympathized
with the people who had got into trouble, helped them. Other hospital
attendants laughed at his tender-heartedness when he treated patients with
The same year
Gennady passed to work as the hospital attendant wrecker to city psychiatric
hospital #7. It was his duty to carry unbalanced people coming to Moscow
"looking for truth” to places of their continuous accommodation. For 2,5
years he traveled all over a half-country, accompanying the unfortunate. He
thought of their diseases, destinies, the reasons of failures. Some insane
seemed naive children to him, not
capable to accept artful "rules" of life habitual by all. They
"revolted" the silent lonely protest. Others were pursued by the
persuasive crazy thoughts which have been often connected with space, with
nuclear explosion and radiation. They were oppressed by constant fear, and
they heard "internal voices". But there were patients possessing
the freakish imagination, having obviously creative origin. Gennady began to
be interested in psychiatry, bought textbooks, collections of articles, read
Cesare Lambrozo's most interesting book "Genius and madness".
All these years the
artist continues to draw on memory,
creates graphic and picturesque portraits of acquaintances, visits a
lithographic workshop on Maslovka.