Pasmore’s Points of Contact
series were explorations in painterly techniques of light, texture, use of space and movement, applied to screen printing. The organic, free form shapes are totally abstract, and despite the suggestive colours, the artist asserted that there was no influence from nature.
Points of Contact No. 8
Date of work
Original: Screenprint and mixed media on paper 81 x 77 cm
Victor Pasmore was an English painter and printmaker and a highly influential abstract artist. His early representational work depicted landscapes, still life and figures and was typical of the Euston Road School which he helped found in 1937. However, in the late forties he embraced abstract art and constructions and became a seminal influence on its teaching. After his move to Malta, his later paintings and prints were influenced by Mediterranean colour and free forms which he claimed were purely abstract and not derived from nature.