Sikora, Rudolf / Suprematists’ Tomb VI
acrylic, canvas, wood, 153 × 150.5 cm
This canvas is part of an entire cycle in which Sikora commented on the work of Kazimir Malevich. As the title suggests, the work addresses the postmodern idea of the definitive end of the avant-garde. In Sikora’s painting, the formal geometric alphabet used by Malevich vanishes into the centre of two crosses. The grey symbolically transposes this once-progressive, now-iconic style into a washed-out, extinguished domain, a mere postmodern citation which circles around and eventually falls into oblivion.