The British-born David Aspden came to prominence in Australia with hard-edge abstraction and shaped canvases, a selection of which featured in the landmark exhibition, The Field, at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria in 1968. Moving later towards a more lyrical abstraction, his works became akin to meditative compositions.
The importance of Aspden to the evolution of Australia’s abstract movement has been recognised by numerous awards and prizes, inclusion in important curated survey exhibitions, and acquisition of his works by notable public, corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad.
The present work illustrates Aspden’s passion for graphic arts. Closely related to his paintings of the period, the work is notable for its vibrant colour scheme and coherently balanced composition. It is a twist on Mondrian – a composition of primary colours; disconnected, reshaped and reconstructed. As Mondrian did, Aspden elevates his work from reality into the realm of the formless, hypnotic and spiritual.
This work is a wonderful find for budding art buyers, seasoned connoisseurs of graphic arts, and dedicated collectors of modern and contemporary abstract art movements.
David ASPDEN (1935 - 2005)
'Channels No 1' 1978
Woodcut on rice paper
Image Size: 50 x 40 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and inscribed in margin in pencil below image: ARTISTS PROOF CHANNELS NO 1 DAVID ASPDEN
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Printed on rice paper
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© David Aspden / Copyright Agency 2020
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