Black Square Embellished, Tom Chambers

“Black Square Embellished” comprises 30 pieces (20″x20″ each) that reflect Kazimir Malevich‘s “Black Square” after glitch treatment.

The glitch treatment is the embellishment of “Black Square” in each case, and it could be argued that it is also the defacement of the same. Is this act of changing the appearance or surface of “Black Square” for better or worse, or does it matter? Would Malevich disapprove of these digital renditions since he once stated, “there’s nothing more after “Black Square”?

Things evolve, and opinions change, and Chambers considers “Black Square Embellished” an evolution of sorts … a move from Malevich’s Suprematism towards Neo-Suprematism. There are those out there who might even interpret these pieces as Anti-Suprematism.

Malevich’s “Black Square” changed the interpretation of art … “Black Square Embellished” changes the interpretation of “Black Square”.


“Black Square Embellished” (“Black Square Interpretations”) (group show), D-Art Gallery (July 2019 – June 2020), 23rd International Information Visualization Conference, University of Paris, Paris, France (July 2-5, 2019) and 16th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia (July 16-19). Both conferences organized in London, England. (

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