In January, I launched a new website for my latest project, Mapping Suprematism.
Mapping Suprematism is a modern-day artistic exploration of the early twentieth-century Suprematist movement founded by Kazimir Malevich. The intention is not to follow the movement’s original ideology but to utilise its visual style to design abstract maps.
I had initially encountered Suprematism as a movement and art form when I was studying graphic design for my degree. I really liked the movement at the time but, as time moved on, I had almost forgotten about it until the 2017 Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
I feel like Suprematism gets overlooked both in design and art fields, at least when compared to other movements such as Bauhaus and International Style. This is strange, considering both of those movements, and many others since, have strong influences and roots stemming from Suprematism and its offshoots, such as Constructivism.
Mapping Suprematism began with me wanting to create my own Suprematist pieces. I soon found that it is much harder than it looks to find the right balance. So a solution was to create abstract maps. Many of the maps are inspired by journeys I’ve taken. Others are produced from random sections of maps that have inspired me. You can read more about the origins here.
If you would like to see more artwork you can visit the Mapping Suprematism site here.
Alternatively, check out my Instagram page to view more artwork and photography.