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.