Suprematism is an avant-garde artistic movement that was founded in 1915 in Russia by Kazimir Malevič. It was theorised by the poet Majakovskij and its aim, through the simplification of figurative elements, was to achieve a pure combination of geometric forms, which embodied the ‘supreme’ essence of a concept. Exactly a century later and the world of tattooing has also adopted these ideas. Various artists are working in this style, but there are two Russian artists, both from Moscow, who are of particular interest.
Stanislaw Wilczynski’s work is characterised in particular by lines and dots (he works in digital format as well). In fact, he has even created his own new style, called digimatism (take a look at his work on his website). Julia Shpadyreva, on the other hand, has a degree in costume design from Amur State University and works both with delicate lines and lettering in order to create clean and minimalist designs (check out some of her work on her Instagram). Thanks to their simplicity these designs are the perfect decoration for any part of the body. Considering the quality and creativity of the designs that are around at the moment, it is definitely a possibility that’s worth considering.
Alessandro Di Giacomo