David Aspden is considered one of Australia’s foremost ‘colour-Mield’ abstraction painters. Gaining prominence in the 1960s he continued painting up until his death in 2005. Inspired by colour, music and landscape, this monumental painting is one of the Minest examples of the artist’s mastery at conveying the relationships between these themes.
The composition is a visual melody that gently shifts as the eye focuses on the changing areas of colour. Similar to the Jazz music he loved, the lyrical approach to his painting is emphasised in Here to There by the energetic gestural marks that dance across the canvas. Aspden worked cleverly with the harmony and collision of colours, conveyed in the subject work with warm tones of pinks and reds juxtaposed softs hues of cool mauves and purples.
This work is from an important private collection and has not been exhibited since the Melbourne gallerist, Charles Nodrum’s major retrospective of the artist’s work held in 2003.