Kazimir Malevich wrote: "Art no longer cares to serve the state and religion, it no longer wishes to illustrate the history of manners, it wants to have nothing further to do with the object, as such, and believes that it can exist, in and for itself, without "things".
Malevich was a pioneer of geometric abstract art based om the supremacy of "pure artistic feeling". He rejected objective representation and sought 'infinity, eternity, God, zero of form, the void, blissful sense of liberating non-objectivity, pure art, supremacy of pure feeling, spirit of sensation which pervades everything…'. Malevich's thinking related to theosophy; he tried to visualise the spiritual reality beyond the physical.
His so called 'suprematism' was at the end not tolerated by the revolutionary soviet regime and was antagonistic to Constructivism, that was so dominant in that period. It is in essence an anti-materialist, anti-utilitarian philosophy . It envisions the artist as both originator and transmitter of what for Malevich is the world's only true reality - that of absolute non-objectivity. "...a blissful sense of liberating non-objectivity drew me forth into a "desert", where nothing is real except feeling... "
Malevich's art was pure, ok, but his philosophy, was it not as absolute as the Stalinist regime? Did it seek dialogue? Did it really question that repressive regime?