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Frank Bowling (b. 1936)




the poured paintings - Frank Bowling at the Tate 2012 from Abstract Critical on Vimeo.

The latest short film from TateShots and producer Nick Aldridge sees the modern and contemporary art series shine a spotlight on Frank Bowling. Having studied alongside the likes of David Hockney and Derek Boshier, the three-and-a-half-minute video touches on the Guyana-born Royal College of Art graduate’s shift from Figuration to Abstraction as he moved from London to New York City. Bowling’s latest exhibition, “Poured Paintings,” is on display at Tate Britain From May 2012 through February of 2013, with additional works also showing as a part of the gallery’s “Migrations: Journeys Into British Art” series. Posted by TateShots

In this interview for the Government Art Collections podcast series, artist Frank Bowling RA discusses the influences on his painting in the Collection, including the landscape of Guyana and 1960s Abstract Expressionism. For more go to: Posted by GACpodcasts.


Movie clips from a profile of Frank Bowlings Life and Work directed by Rose Jones. These excerpts were shown to accompany Franks conversation with Mel Gooding at the TATE Britain Clore Auditorium. The documentary also contains interviews with many sources including RCA contemporary David Hockney and Broadcaster Matthew Collings and original footage from the 1960's and recent years. Posted by frankbowling.


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