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Flow Pink over Yellow, 2013

Frank Bowling OBE RA

Flow Pink over Yellow, 2013

Acrylic on canvas

188.7 x 78.5 cm


Over a long and distinguished career Frank Bowling OBE RA has developed a wide and sophisticated artistic vocabulary. His lightness of touch and sense of fun has allowed him to connect to an emotional and material reality that is uniquely his own.

This painting is on display in The Academicians’ Room along with a series of other work from the last decade, demonstrating Bowling’s continuing energy and commitment to his practice.

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"My art is rules based; that does not mean individual pictures are rules governed. Each work must operate on its own as a singular piece driven by its own logic."

Frank Bowling OBE RA

About Frank Bowling OBE RA

Frank Bowling moved from Guyana to London in 1953. He won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in 1959 and graduated in 1962 with both a Silver Medal in Painting and a travel scholarship which took him to South America and the Caribbean. Bowling was appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Bowling was a leading Colour Field painter and colour dominated his work in the 1970s. The earthier hues of his figurative palette gave way to an exploration of high-key and lyrical colour. Spontaneity, chance, spilling, dripping and brushing became important working methods in the mid to late 1970s and Bowling began referring to his work as “poured paintings”. His recent work utilises a full range of colour and is marked by the artist’s periods of often intense experimentation with surface texture. He maintains working studios in London and New York.

Image: Courtesy of Frank Bowling Studio ©Sacha Bowling

"Frank's use of pink is extraordinary. You can see it in this work, and throughout the show, where pink sits on top of a striking colour, amplifying and accentuating the pours and splashes within the work."

Frederik Bowling