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Beyond Black Square
Beyond Black Square


This project is a short video (stills) that moves Kazimir Malevich's "Black Square" to the next level - [Supreme] Suprematism - Neosuprematism. It also simulates the evolution of the bar code system.

Kazimir Malevich:

"This was no 'empty square' which I had exhibited but rather the feeling of non-objectivity. I realized that the 'thing' and the 'concept' were substituted for feeling and understood the falsity of the world of will and idea. Suprematism is the rediscovery of pure art which, in the course of time, had become obscured by the accumulation of 'things'. But the nature and meaning of artistic creation continue to be misunderstood, as does the nature of creative work in general, because feeling, after all, is always and everywhere the one and only source of every creation. The emotions which are kindled in the human being are stronger than the human being himself - they must at all costs find an outlet, they must take on overt form, they must be communicated or put to work."

Tom R. Chambers:

"Moving Malevich's 'Black Square' beyond - particularly in kinetic form - compounds the feeling of non-objectivity. The 'Black Square' becomes the void in piecemeal fashion releasing those emotions that he refers to as being 'kindled in the human being' to even a higher degree. They have indeed 'found an outlet' and 'taken on overt form' - [Supreme] Suprematism - Neo-Suprematism."

Beyond Black Square (Black Square Interpretations), Digital Art Community (DAC), SIGGRAPH 2017, Los Angeles, California, July 30 - August 3, 2017. 

Beyond Black Square, Black Square Interpretations and Other Suprematist Explorations (two-person show with Max Semakov), CaviArt Gallery, Russian Cultural Center, Houston, Texas, March 6 - April 7, 2015 (Much of the work above - along with the work of Max Semakov - Tom R. Chambers and Max Semakov/MiMs Art Group come together to pay tribute to Kazimir Malevich through a series of artworks that interpret his "Black Square", and explore Suprematism. Chambers is based in Houston, Texas, and Semakov is based in Moscow, Russia, which moves this collaboration to a higher plane of exchange between the citizenry of two countries – America and Russia. Chambers and Semakov through their interpretations and explorations move Suprematism in the direction of Neo-Suprematism. Their artworks accentuate and cultivate non-objectivity - the supremacy of pure feeling in creative art. Click on BSIOSE to view photographs (by Cho Eun-mi) of the opening.

 

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