Victor Pasmore's pioneering development of abstract art is considered to be one of the most significant achievements in 20th century British art. The show explores Pasmore's incredibly versatile output over his long career.
Pasmore's work reflects and anticipates the changes that occurred in art and art practice throughout the twentieth century. A career that evolved from the lyrical landscapes of the young artist through the development of a new, pure abstraction to experiments with constructivist sculpture, spray painting, collage and Perspex, and involvement with the planning of Peterlee New Town, made Pasmore one of the foremost exponents and theorists of abstract art. His work, in all its diversity, remains challenging and relevant today.