'March 1963' 1963 - Roger Hilton
Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 177.8cm
Accession Number WAG6197
This painting won first prize in the fourth John Moores exhibition (1963). It is typical of the spontaneous and lyrical abstraction which Hilton first developed in the 1950s. It is characterised by the mix of interdependent areas of pure colour with freely and gesturally painted lines. Sometimes these have overtones of the human form and are often charged with erotic energy; at others they are akin to primitive scribbling.