A hundred years since Kazimir Malevich painted the black square, it’s time to take a look at all he did during his life. What’s super interesting about Malevich, or any artist, are the other things they do that make them think they way they do and make the things they make. If you can’t visit this show currently on at the Tate in London here’s a snap shot. Our previous visiting artist Richard van der Aa went to the see this Malevich retrospective after his show with us at RAYGUN and wrote us about the figurative works Malevich also painted.
Starting from his early paintings of Russian landscapes, agricultural workers and religious scenes, the exhibition follows Malevich’s journey towards abstract painting and his suprematist masterpieces, his temporary abandonment of painting in favour of teaching and writing, and his much-debated return to figurative painting in later life.