LONDON.- Annely Juda Fine Art
presents this exhibition of works by François Morellet and Kasimir Malevich. The gallery has had a long standing relationship with both artists works. François Morellets first solo-exhibition at Annely Juda Fine Art was in 1977 and they have had several collaborations since then. Kasimir Malevichs work was included in their first Non-Objective World exhibition in 1970 and has played a strong role in many of their historical exhibitions since then.
The exhibition includes recent works by Morellet, which reflect his interest in Kasimir Malevichs Suprematist works. The three Sous-Prématisme works in this exhibition use the three Suprematist motifs of circle, square and cross. These works are made of white neon tubes and are essentially white on white. The Negatif works all include a black spare and white neon tubes with the neon tubes positioned at different angles that juxtapose the black square.
The gallery is delighted to include a major painting by Kasimir Malevich Black Square, which has been kindly lent to us by the State Museum of Contemporary Art - Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki in Greece. Also included in this exhibition is a selection of 13 drawings by Malevich.
Born in 1879 to Polish parents and living in Russia Kasimir Malevich was one of the first abstract artists of the twentieth century. Painter, draftsman, sculptor and theorist, he was the creator of an artistic movement which he named "Suprematism." He is internationally recognised as one of the most important artists of the 20th Century.
Born in 1926 in Cholet, François Morellet lives and works in Paris and Cholet. Internationally recognized since the 1970s, he has exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay, National Gallery of Jeu de Paume, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, at SMAK in Ghent, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva, at Documenta in Kassel, at the Neue National galerie in Berlin, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the Museum of Art Modern Oxford, Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, MoMA in New York. Earlier this year he had a major retrospective exhibition at Centre Pompidou.