Frank Bowling, ‘Diver’, 2016, Hales Gallery

About Frank Bowling

Adopting an Abstract Expressionist vernacular since the mid-1960s when he moved to New York, Frank Bowling paints in a unique style that draws from abstraction and his Guyanese heritage. A peer of David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj at the Royal Academy of Art, in London, his earlier work, which includes references to his Guyanese heritage, riffs on the work of Color-field painters such as Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. In the early 1970s, he began pouring paint directly from the can onto his canvases. This period heralded his interest in pure abstraction, which he continues to explore, though his titles or color palettes often reference the landscape of his native Guyana.

Guyanese, b. 1936, Bartica, Guyana, based in London and Brooklyn, New York

Group Shows

Beverly Hills,
Group Show 2018
New York, NY, USA,
Summer Selections

Fair History on Artsy

Marc Selwyn Fine Art at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2018
Marc Selwyn Fine Art at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017
Hales Gallery at The Armory Show 2017
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