Acrylic and acrylic gel on collaged canvas with marouflage
99 x 147.5 cm / 39 x 58 1/8 in
105.2 x 153.6 x 4.6 cm / 41 3/8 x 60 1/2 x 1 3/4 in (framed)
‘It’s a whole world thing—that’s what my work is all about.’ –Frank Bowling
Over the course of six decades, Frank Bowling has relentlessly pursued a practice which boldly expands the possibilities and properties of paint. Ambitious in scale and scope, his dynamic engagement with the materiality of his chosen medium, and its evolution in the broad sweep of art history, has resulted in paintings of unparalleled originality and power. Bowling has been hailed as one of the foremost British artists of his generation. Born in Guyana in 1934, he arrived in London in 1953, graduating from the Royal College of Art with the silver medal for painting in 1962. By the early 1960s, he was recognized as an assured force in London’s art scene.