Untitled. Original acrylic on board, unknown year.
Kazimir Malevič was a Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist, and the originator of the artistic and philosophical school of Suprematism. His greatest significance was focused on the research of pure geometric forms such as squares, triangles and circles, as well as their relationships to each other within the pictorial compositions. At first, his paintings were in a Cubo-Futurist manner and he designed the sets and costumes for the avant-garede opera “Victory over the Sun” in 1914. A year later, Malevič had an exhibition, where he showed, for the first time, his nonobjective, geometric Suprematist paintings. This picture belongs to his Supermatistic era, where he wanted to prove that an artist mustn’t under any circumstances imitate, but only create, which was a revolutionary idea that went against almost everything both academic and modern art stood for in his time. He tried to remove logic and reason which makes forms, to concentrate only on pure feelings instead. “I transformed myself in the zero of form and emerged from nothing to […] nonobjective creation.”- Kazimir Malevič