Christopher Lawrie

New Suprematism

lyrical abstract

'Lyrical Abstract Piece with Grid on Wall' 2014

  The Second of Lawrie's works in the 19th Bienalle of Sydney at Cockatoo Island 2014. This piece
Lyrical abstraction was opposed not only to Cubist and Surrealist movements that preceded it, but also to geometric abstraction or 'cold abstraction'. Lyrical abstraction was in some ways the first to apply the lessons of Kandinsky, considered one of the fathers of abstraction. For the artists in France, lyrical abstraction represented an opening to personal expression.