An image of Relief construction in white, black, maroon and ochre

Victor Pasmore

(England 03 Dec 1908 – 23 Jan 1998)

Relief construction in white, black, maroon and ochre

Other titles:
Abstract in white, black, maroon and ochre
Not on display
Further information

'Relief construction in white, black, maroon and ochre' is from a series of reliefs made between 1954-58. Pasmore made the original rough model for this work in 1956-57 but it was not made up until just before the 1961 New London Gallery exhibition. Early reliefs were made by Pasmore himself but later works were made by a joiner, working from a maquette and then painted by Pasmore.

This series was begun at a time when Pasmore was collaborating with architects in the design of housing for the south west area of the new town of Peterlee, County Durham. Works from this period can be related to the town's plans and show early architectural concerns, which later became fluid town-planning.

Mixed media painting
ochre and synthetic polymer paint on wood
68.5 x 73.5 cm board; 104.0 x 104.0 cm backboard; 108.5 x 108.5 x 12.5 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed c. verso frame, black paint "VP". Not dated.

Purchased 1967
Accession number
© Estate of the Artist, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art, London
New London Gallery, Mar 1961, London/England
K.A. Wood, Mar 1961-24 Feb 1967, Purchased by the AGNSW from KA Wood 1967. Purchased by KA Wood from the New London Gallery, March 1961, on loan to AGNSW from March 1961.