The Mayfair, London, gallery holds Victor Pasmore: Space as Motif from February 22-March 30, offering works by the British artist who was known for his experimentation with different styles.
This show focuses on the abstract works of the type he produced from the late 1940s, following his earlier figurative period, including constructions out of wood and plastic.
It takes the mural created for Pasmore’s 1965 Tate exhibition as its starting point.
“John Pasmore [the artist’s son] was sorting through his father’s things in the Blackheath house where he lived all his life. He found this large roll. We brought it back to the gallery and realised it was the large mural he had created for the 1965 exhibition in situ. It had been marked as destroyed,” says the gallery’s Frankie Rossi.
Though it is one of the highlights of the show, its vast scale means that it is essentially a museum piece, and any sales are to be discussed with the estate.
However, the show includes about 17 works in total, all reflective of Pasmore’s work in abstraction at the time.
“It’s a very important period in his career,” Rossi adds. “The move to abstraction is significant because it wasn’t very popular with a lot of people. But really in the last 10 years his work has been increasingly sought after.”
Works excluding the mural range in price from £50,000-150,000.