Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of works by renowned British artist Victor Pasmore (1908-1998), made between the 1970s and the 1990s. The exhibition follows on from an exploration of the artist’s earlier works at Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 2016-17. Works completed in the later stages of Pasmore’s career show a new and unexpected style of intense, vibrant colours and free-flowing form conveyed through new techniques such as sponge and spray painting, which can be seen in both The Cloud in the West, 1987-88, and The Birth of Spring, 1990.
The exhibition conveys Pasmore’s appetite for new ideas and inspiration, which is prevalent throughout the many strands of his varied career. The works on display demonstrate the peak in Pasmore’s abstract practice and his unique place in 20th century British art.
Pasmore held positions as Director of Painting at Camberwell School of Art and Head of the Department of Painting at King’s College Durham University, as well as lecturing at Harvard University. He was awarded Honorary degrees from the Royal College of Art and the University of Warwick and was presented with a C.B.E in 1959. He became a Trustee of the Tate Gallery in 1963-4 and was elected a Royal Academician in 1983. Pasmore’s work can be found in major museums and public collections worldwide including: Tate Britain (UK), Royal Academy of Arts (UK), Museum of Modern Art (USA), The British Council (UK) and Yale Center for British Art (USA) amongst others.