Stephen Bram

Biography

Born Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia 1961
Lives and Works in Mel­bourne

Stephen 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 notions of per­spec­tive and archi­tec­ture, con­struct­ing spaces where hard-edged abstract shapes col­lide. His paint­ings reveal the flat­ness of the can­vas and at the same time, its 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 was one of a small group of artists who estab­lished Store 5 in 1989, an artist-run exhi­bi­tion space in Mel­bourne, which rein­vig­o­rat­ed abstract paint­ing in Australia.

Bram’s works are in 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
Available Works

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Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (two-point perspective), 2020
syn­thet­ic poly­mer paint on canvasboard
35.628 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled, 2018
acrylic on canvas
5040 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled, 2018
acrylic on canvas
5040 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (two point perspective), 2016
syn­thet­ic poly­mer paint on linen
250190 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (Two Point Perspective), 2014
syn­thet­ic poly­mer paint on canvas
198152 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (Two Point Perspective), 2014
syn­thet­ic poly­mer paint on canvas
125.595 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (two point perspective), 2012
syn­thet­ic poly­mer paint on canvas
186132 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (Two Point Perspective), 2007
unique archival pig­ment print on paper
10476 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (Two Point Perspective), 2004
acrylic on canvas
76.556 cm

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled (Two Point Perspective), 2002
acrylic on canvas
35.525 cm

Stephen Bram

Paint­ing (3 Point Per­spec­tive) (Bar­bara Gross Gallery 1999), 2001
acrylic on canvas
7661 cm

Stephen Bram

Paint­ing (3 Point Per­spec­tive) (Film, Kuala Lumpur 1998), 2001
acrylic on canvas
5140.5 cm

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