Stephen Bambury

Site Works: Second Series 2011

Site Works: Second Series 2011 by Stephen Bambury

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Stephen Bambury’s Site Works: Second Series, 2011 is a wall installation that pays tribute to Kazimir Malevich’s 0, 10 exhibition at Marsovo Pole in Petrograd during the winter of 1915–16. With that project, Malevich introduced artists to Russian Suprematism, whose geometric abstraction uses circles, squares, lines and rectangles while employing few colours.

Bambury’s 21 black panels mirror the layout of Malevich’s 0, 10 paintings, as is apparent from the adjacent period photograph. Bambury is intrigued by how the movement in Malevich’s geometric paintings reveals how very simple forms can pulse forwards and back in space.

Site Works: Second Series 2011
Production date
acrylic on 21 aluminium panels, wooden brackets and paper template for installation
2500 x 3950 mm
signed and dated
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
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New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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