Site Works: Second Series 2011

Site Works: Second Series 2011

  • Artist

    Stephen Bambury

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    acrylic on 21 aluminium panels, wooden brackets and paper template for installation

  • Size

    2500 x 3950 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    07 Jul 2011

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    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.

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