Stephen Bram

Untitled (Two Point Perspective)
, 2007
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 385 cm Click to enlarge

Biography

 

Born Melbourne, Australia 1961

Lives and Works in Melbourne, Australia

 

Stephen Bram was one of a small group of artists (also including Melinda Harper, Rose Nolan and Kerrie Poliness) who set up Store 5 in 1989, an artist-run exhibition space in Melbourne, which reinvigorated abstract painting in Australia.

Bram is known both for his paintings and his large-scale wall drawings, which have been executed in galleries and museums around the world. He also creates three-dimensional room-size installations based on these principals.

Bram’s work engages with notions of perspective and architecture, constructing spaces where hard-edged abstract shapes collide. Bram’s paintings reveal the flatness of the canvas and at the same time, the canvas’ potential to create an immense sensation of spatial depth. The artist is engaged in a deep and long-lasting conversation regarding abstraction, illusion, representation, idealism, architecture, modernism and postmodernism.

Bram’s works are in major public and corporate collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), DaimlerChrysler collection (Berlin), B.H.P. (Melbourne), Monash University (Melbourne), University of Queensland (Brisbane), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne), and National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne).

 

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Bibliography


Exhibitions

Stephen Bram


Kerrie Poliness, Rose Nolan, Stephen Bram

Kerrie Poliness, Rose Nolan, Stephen Bram
, Carriageworks

Stephen Bram


Stephen Bram, Angela de la Cruz, Mikala Dwyer, Clement Meadmore, Mike Parr

In abstraction, the body
, Carriageworks

Stephen Bram


Stephen Bram

Paintings

Stephen Bram



Recent Works

Stephen Bram

Untitled (two point perspective)
, 2016
Synthetic polymer paint on linen
250 x 190 cm

Stephen Bram

Untitled (two point perspective)
, 2016
Synthetic polymer paint on linen
250 x 190 cm

Stephen Bram

Untitled (two point perspective)
, 2016
Synthetic polymer paint on linen
250 x 190 cm

Stephen Bram

Untitled (two point perspective)
, 2016
Synthetic polymer paint on linen
250 x 190 cm

Stephen Bram

Untitled (two point perspective)
, 2016
Synthetic polymer paint on linen
250 x 190 cm

Publications

Stephen Bram

Oberföhringer Straße
, 2003
Collage, München