Victor Pasmore Abstract in White, Green, Black, Blue, Red, Grey and Pink c.1963

Artwork details

Artist
Victor Pasmore 1908–1998
Title
Abstract in White, Green, Black, Blue, Red, Grey and Pink
Date c.1963
Medium Perspex and painted wood
Dimensions Object: 815 x 910 x 460 mm
12kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2005
Reference
T11978
Not on display

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Pasmore believed that art derived from nature, and specifically from its underlying processes and structures rather than its surface appearance. In his reliefs Pasmore brought ideas of growth and abstract harmony into three dimensions. He had rejected tilted elements in the relief because they ‘were not organic developments of the rectangles in the way that horizontals and verticals are. Geometry, though subject to the je ne sais quoi of personal judgement, is a guide to the organic process.’

May 2012