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.

Title
Site Works: Second Series 2011
Artist/creator
Production date
2011
Medium
acrylic on 21 aluminium panels, wooden brackets and paper template for installation
Size (h x w)
2500 x 3950 mm
Inscription
signed and dated
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/15/1
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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