This abstract oil-on-canvas painting by Kazimir Malevich was key in the Russian Suprematism movement. Using a limited range of colours, suprematists created these abstract representations rather than a literal visual depiction of subjects.
In the original, the use of different shades of white creates this sense of movement, which is emphasized by the tilted square as it guides the eye, moving in a certain direction. Similarly, I wanted to recreate this feeling of fluidity and movement within the image. I recreated this feeling by using light and reflection. I took a clear rectangular box, switched off all the lights and used a dim light to create reflections of the box and all its angles against a white background. This reflection of light through the glass creates fragmented squares. In doing this, I was able to depict a varying range of movement in one image without having to layer images together.