Stephen Bram

18th November – 19th December 2020
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Through­out his prac­tice Stephen Bram has explored per­spec­tive to cre­ate paint­ings that defy the flat­ness of the can­vas, to cre­ate the illu­sion of pro­found spa­tial depth. The artist’s rig­or­ous three-point-per­spec­tive struc­ture has influ­enced numer­ous series of works in paint­ing, print­mak­ing, sculp­ture, instal­la­tion and architecture.

Begin­ning in 2014, Bram’s imag­ing expand­ed from the strict, hard-edged, abstrac­tion that had been the defin­ing premise for all works in two and three dimen­sions. The new black and white series that emerged com­prised paint­ings made with small, organ­ic paint ges­tures, resem­bling a con­fla­tion of pointil­lism, fin­ger paint­ing and extreme macro views of organ­ic mat­ter, blown up to the point of abstrac­tion. The paint­ings appear some­how pho­to­graph­ic and yet are pure­ly abstract.

This exhi­bi­tion brings togeth­er the most recent and largest scale works from this evolv­ing series.

Images

Stephen Bram

Stephen Bram, 2020
Instal­la­tion view, Anna Schwartz Gallery
Pho­to: Chris­t­ian Capurro

Stephen Bram

Stephen Bram, 2020
Instal­la­tion view, Anna Schwartz Gallery
Pho­to: Chris­t­ian Capurro

Stephen Bram

Unti­tled, 2019
acrylic on canvas
210390 cm
Pho­to: Chris­t­ian Capurro