Frank Bowling (UK / Guyana)

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Frank Bowling, (born British Guyana in 1934) has relentlessly pursued a practice which boldly expands the possibilities and properties of paint. Bowling moved to London in 1953, where he was recognised as an original force with a style combining figurative, symbolic and abstract elements. After moving to New York in 1966, Bowling’s commitment to abstract painting meant he was increasingly focused on material, process and colour, as seen in his ‘Map’ and ‘Poured’ paintings. Having returned to London in 1975, his recent work encompasses collage, poured paint, stencilling, staining, and stitching canvases, bringing together techniques honed over a lifetime of painting.

Presentation at the 24th Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous support from Hauser & Wirth.