Alexandra Hopf

The Peasants (after Malevich)

The Peasants (after Malevich)

(...) In Malevich's paintings, the block-like silhouettes possess a pronounced three-dimensionality, almost metallic in appearance due to chromatic shading. This painterly progression was digitally rasterized and printed onto retroreflective fabric using a screen printing process. The grid patterns were individually hand-printed onto each pattern piece. The material's unique reflective properties imbue the figures with an almost ethereal, 'metallic' sheen, evoking the impression of metal sculptures. Together, they symbolise the gradual disappearance of rural culture amidst the standardisation of individuals and their surroundings. (...)

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The Peasants II, 2020-2021
silkscreen on retro-reflective fabric