An image of Brazil no 3

David Aspden

(Australia 01 May 1935 – 26 Jun 2005)

Brazil no 3

Other titles:
Brazil Series No.3, Untitled
Not on display
Further information

This painting was exhibited at the 1971 Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in Brazil, where David Aspden (and Gunter Christmann) represented Australia. Aspden was awarded a gold medal for his body of work, which became known as the 'Brazil' series. With its grand-scale celebration of joyous colour, this series coincided with Aspden’s growing artistic maturity. A key aspect of this was the freeform jigsaw shape that he introduced in order to explore the relationship between colour and space. For Aspden, painting was as much a process as the creation of an all-encompassing colour environment.

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
267.0 x 240.0 cm stretcher; 271.0 x 244.5 x 4.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1985
Accession number
© Karen Aspden
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