Marlborough Graphics is pleased to present Victor Pasmore: Linear Movement, an online exhibition celebrating the artist’s graphic output.
Pasmore developed his imagery in print form over four decades – from the renaissance of printmaking in Britain in the 1960s until his death in 1998. He viewed his works as essays in language of pure form in two dimensions which he found satisfying, meaningful and capable of an infinite variety of expression. The printing process was a collaborative one between the artist and the printer, allowing him to draw on the studio’s distinct skills to produce graphic works in parallel with his paintings.
Deeply inspired by the architecture and landscape of Malta, Pasmore moved there permanently in 1965. His printmaking reflected this geographical shift as the use of bright colours became prominent in his work, during this time he also began intensive experimentation with making prints at the 2RC printshop in Rome. Many of his works saturate the viewer with one bold colour with small accents in contrasting hues. These near monochrome works are mostly in a variety of blue and greenish colours reflecting Pasmore’s proximity and connection to the Mediterranean.