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.

Pasmore, Beyond the Eye 1, 1995, lithograph, edition of 50, 29 3-4 x 33 1-16 in., 75.5 x 84 cmPasmore, Beyond the Eye 2, 1995, lithograph, edition of 50, 29 3-4 x 33 1-16 in., 75.5 x 84 cmPasmore, Burning Water, 1992, aquatint, edition of 90, 21 3-8 x 31 7-8 in., 54.5 x 81cm
Victor Pasmore

Burning Water, 1992

Pasmore, Green Water, 1992, softground etching, aquatint, edition of 90, 23 5-8 c 49 5-8 in., 60 x 126 cm
Victor Pasmore

Green Water, 1992

Pasmore, Linear Movement, 1992, etching, aquatint and softground, edition of 90, 23 5-8 x 32 5-8 in., 60 x 82 cm
Victor Pasmore

Linear Movement, 1992

Pasmore, Senza Titolo 5, 1989, etching and aquatint, edition of 90, 28 3-4 x 54 1-2 in., 73 x 138.5 cm
Victor Pasmore

Senza Titolo 5, 1989

Pasmore, Untitled 1, 1988, screenprint, edition of 70, 32 1-16 x 45 1-16 in., 81.5 x 114.5 cm
Victor Pasmore

Untitled 1, 1988

Pasmore, Untitled 10, 1991, screenprint, edition of 70, 29 1-8 x 41 3-8 in., 74 x 105 cm
Victor Pasmore

Untitled 10, 1991

Pasmore, Untitled 11 (lime-green), 1991, screenprint, edition of 30, 30 3-8 x 43 1-8 in., 77 x 109.5 cmPasmore, Untitled 3, 1988, screenprint, edition of 70, 33 1-8 x 44 3-8 in., 84 x 112.7cm
Victor Pasmore

Untitled 3, 1988

Pasmore, Untitled 4, 1988, screenprint, edition of 70, 33 1-2 x 55 1-2 in., 85 x 141 cm
Victor Pasmore

Untitled 4, 1988

Pasmore, Untitled 6, 1990, screenprint, edition of 70, 40 5-8 x 28 7-8 in., 103.2 x 73.2 cm
Victor Pasmore

Untitled 6, 1990

Pasmore, Untitled 8, 1990, screenprint, edition of 70, 29 x 41 in., 73.5 x 104 cm
Victor Pasmore

Untitled 8, 1990

Pasmore, Untitled 9, 1990, screenprint, edition of 70, 28 7-8 x 41 in., 73.5 x 104 cm
Victor Pasmore

Untitled 9, 1990

Pasmore, When Reason Dreams I, 1997, etching and aquatint, edition of 35, 23 1-2 x 32 3-8 in., 59.5 x 82 cm
“If we take a sheet of paper and scribble on it vigorously, we become involved in the process of bringing into being something concrete and visible which was not there before. The shape and quality of what we produce is the outcome of forces both objective and subjective: a particular tool, a rotary action and a human impulse.”- Victor Pasmore, 1969.