John Plumb b. 1927
T01156 UNTITLED AUGUST 1969
Aquatec on cotton duck, 100×99¾ (254×253.5).
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1969.
The artist wrote (19 January 1970): ‘This painting is one of the new works dealing with a problem which developed out of the concern for literalness in purely visual terms. A lot of abstract painting, my own included, from the early 60s onwards was concerned with setting up allusory values, i.e., the means being linked with some kind of experience in human, i.e., emotional, terms. The involvement being essentially tragic and constantly linked with abstract expressionist values. The act of painting was essentially concerned with incisive and contextual reaction. The result being of oneness and field situations formally…