Design: Denis Guidone (2015)
Suprematism, the invention of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, was one of the earliest and most radical developments in abstract art. Its name derived from Malevich’s belief that Suprematist art would be superior to all the art of the past, and that it would lead to the “supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts.” Heavily influenced by avant-garde poets, and an emerging movement in literary criticism, Malevich derived his interest in flouting the rules of language, in defying reason. He believed that there were only delicate links between words or signs and the objects they denote, and from this he saw the possibilities for a totally abstract art. And just as the poets and literary critics were interested in deconstructing the language of literature, Malevich came to be intrigued by the search for art’s barest essentials. It was a radical and experimental project that at times came close to a strange mysticism. Although the Communist authorities later attacked the movement, its influence was pervasive in Russia in the early 1920s. The movement was pivotal in shaping Constructivism, and continues to inspire abstract art to this day.
In his homage to the art movement, designer Denis Guidone’s Kazimir watch frames bold shapes and colors which continue shift composition with each passing second. The hour is the gray hand, the minute is the black hand and the yellow second hand disc rotates around the watch every 60 seconds.
WEIGHT: .5 lbs
COLORS: Black, White, Blue
MATERIAL: Black IP Stainless Steel
BAND (SIZE): 18mm
BAND (MATERIAL): Silicone
BAND COLOR: Black
WEIGHT (WATCH ONLY): 0.10 oz // 2.9 grams
Thickness: 9.65mm (.38")