STEPHEN BRAM  

STEPHEN BRAM: THE APPROACH

  
The work is a shelter.
 
The work is a room built within a gallery, built within the museum. It is made of ordinary materials: wood, steel and painted plasterboard.
 
The work is abstract; it is not a representation of anything. Its form is determined by the principles underlying a practice, by an idea of a kind of space, and by the limitations of circumstance.
 
The interior planes of the work are oriented towards three points in space located in the museum. These points are located outside the work and have no special significance except that given to them by the work of art.
 
The work is a room itself rather than an object in a room, although the room is also an object. The relationship of the museum to the gallery within which the work is built is like that between the gallery where the work is built and the room enclosed by the work. A gallery is a place full of oppressive, insistent reference. The work is a shelter.

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         Ground floor south gallery, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University

  Ground floor south gallery, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University
  Untitled two-point perspective  
    Untitled two-point perspective

 

STEPHEN BRAM 
ground floor south gallery, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, 2008
painted plasterboard, steel and radiata pine framework
dimensions 500 x 500 x 500 cm
photography: Ross Bird
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
STEPHEN BRAM 
ground floor south gallery, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, 2008
painted plasterboard, steel and radiata pine framework
dimensions 500 x 500 x 500 cm
photography: Ross Bird
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
STEPHEN BRAM
untitled two-point perspective
1989
paint on canvas
38 x 28 cm
photography: Jeremy Dillon
STEPHEN BRAM
untitled two-point perspective
2003
paint on canvas
41 x 30.5 cm
photography: Jeremy Dillon


 

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