Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935) was a Russian Avant-Garde artist and the founder of the artistic movement, "Suprematism". Malevich's most important works focused on the exploration of pure geometric forms and their relationship to each other. He invented the term "Suprematism" due to his belief that art should transcend subject matter and that the truth of shape and colour should reign "supreme" over the image or narrative.