This Untitled abstract work is representative of Ainslie’s move, in the last decade of his life, into abstraction. He formed a relationship with the South African abstract painter Douglas Portway, and would, through this period, look for a means of expression that went beyond the figurative, but remained identifiably African.

This led him to explore the possibilities of colour-field and abstract traditions from Africa, Europe and the US. This work is situated in that period of his career. 

Artwork courtesy of South 32 Collection.

Artwork Info

Bill Ainslie



Acrylic on canvas

166 x 91 cm