Christopher Lawrie

New Suprematism

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'Orange Square' 2014

  Lawrie is to be featured in the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014 with three of his works on show. In 'Orange Square' with his prominent use of the square and a secondary colour, he shows both his reverence for tradition and his eschewing of conformity. Again, there is the obvious reference to the work of Malevich as well as the display of a playful rejection of some of the main theories of 'De Stijl' movement.
Once described as Malevich’s “living, royal infant,” the Black Square has been seen as a major landmark in the history of abstract art, a point of both beginning and ending. Malevich would paint four versions of it between 1915 and the early 1930s, and it is said that the last version was carried behind his coffin during his funeral.