Urge to Abstraction
A COLLECTION OF ABSTRACT GEOMETRY EPHEMERA: ASSUMPTIONº1 (INDESISIVE EVALUATION OF MOVEMENT)
LINEAR STRUCTURE: ASSUMPTIONº2
︎An abstraction art method is characterized by a negative attitude to reality. At least this is what we were assuming at first. Abstraction repels and rejects any representative picture in art.
︎Geometry adds structure. The deceptive familiarity of the language of math in its turn creates an illusion we might actually grab it by the tail.
SINUS GRAIL: ASSUMPTION Nº3
(ANYTHING THAT IS EAGERLY SOUGHT AFTER)
ENTROPIC WARRIOR: ASSUMPTIONº4
︎According to Wilhelm Worringer, the inclination to abstraction is the result of a great inner conflict between a human being and the world around.
︎An incomprehensible primitive chaos of everyday life and existense indeed causes terror, frustration and a primordial fear of death. Quite the opposite, the abstract linear geometrical forms represent stability, harmony and order. They give us a sense of predictability, peace and rest
SABERS OF LIGHT
JEDI SWORD: ASSUMPTION Nº5
(BUILD YOUR CUSTOM)
SUPREMATISM: ASSUMPTION º6
︎Those who promote the construction of useful things, things which serve a purpose, and who combat art or seek to enslave it, should bear in mind the fact that there is no such thing as a constructed object which is useful. Has the experience of centuries not demonstrated that "useful" things don't long remain useful?¹
GEOMETRY OF SEVERE STORMS: ASSUMPTION Nº7
PLAIN GEOMETRY: ASSUMPTION Nº 8
︎The heroic pessimism of the one who dared to look into the abyss and didn’t recoil in horror, but took out of the pocket prisms, sine waves and tau pretending to resist the inevitable – this’s creative coding of now.
The moment the objective world has lost its significance is the moment where the crystalization of non-objectivity begins². It is the only liberation, cleaned out of all the recognizable features of mundane reality. ‘Something’ is destroyed, since it could not otherwise respond to all of the ‘somethings’ better, than ‘nothing’ does it³.
The real world is an incomprehensible chaos, while abstract linear geometrical forms seem stable, ordered and almost peacefull in their seeming predictability. The urge to abstraction finds its beauty in the life-denying inorganic, in the crystalline or, in general terms, in all abstract law and necessity³.
- Kazimir Malevitch, "Suprematism", the second of the two essays published in Germany in 1927
- Kazimir Malevitch
- Kazimir Malevitch
- Wilhelm Worringer