From Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square to the Midnight Sun of Adi Da Samraj
The signature works of Kazimir Malevich and Adi Da Samraj provide the basis of a comparison between the two artists and bring into focus the drive and original intentions of the modernists of the early twentieth century and of a new “avant-garde” of the twenty-first century. For both artists the language of abstraction serves as a liberation from dominant conventional narratives that distract from rather than engender aesthetic ecstasy. Both invite the viewer’s participation in their works to be carried beyond the points of view of such narratives. Through the irony of his work, Malevich leaves his viewers stranded on a desert of incomprehensibility with a vision of reality only in the distance. Adi Da Samraj encourages and enables a demonstrable image-assisted subjective process through his work for the viewer to become Reality Itself.
Troncale, Joseph. “From Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square to the Midnight Sun of Adi Da Samraj.” Transcendental Realism: The Art of Adi Da Samraj. https://www.daplastique.com/essay/from-kazimir-malevichs-black-square-to-the-midnight-sun-of-adi-da-samraj/. Accessed November 9, 2020.
© 2020, Joseph Troncale.