29th March – 29th April 2006
Anna Schwartz Gallery
In this exhibition Stephen Bram continues his investigation of the reiteration of concept over materiality. Within these 6 panoramic works, focus shifts further away from the physically immediate support of the painted object, towards a more archetypal investigation into space — of how it is staged by the artist, and how it is seen and perceived by the viewer. As discrete works they are dramatically large, yet still as standard and modular as those that have been made before them.
Bram’s new works concern themselves even less with the act of looking at a painting, instead, they are more involved with witnessing a situation, a wide, cinematic screen into a conceptual environment, a phenomenological perspective of elements receding into a spatial setting specifically designed for each work. As visual experiments, they are squarely aimed at one’s ability to see and comprehend; to do this in a way that we do every day.
Justin Andrews 2006