Frank Bowling

“The Subject of Painting Is Paint”: On Frank Bowling
The Nation

In a though-provoking profile of painter Frank Bowling, John-Baptiste Oduor contemplates Bowling’s “uneasy relationship to the external sources of influence on his work” given his stated interest in paint as subject. “For Bowling,” Oduor observes, “‘the subject of painting is paint.’ This might be a difficult idea to grasp, but accepting it—or at least finding […]

The Ecstatic Flow of Paint
New York Times

Roberta Smith highlights seven painting shows currently on view in New York: Ed Clark at Mnuchin Gallery (through October 20), Vivian Springford at Almine Rech Gallery (through October 20), Larry Poons at Yares Art (through October 27), Frank Bowling at Alexander Gray Associates (through October 13), Joan Mitchell at Cheim & Read (through November 3), […]

Frank Bowling: Interview
Apollo Magazine

Imelda Barnard interviews Frank Bowling on the occasion of Bowling’s exhibition Mappa Mundi at Haus der Kunst, Munich, on view through January 7, 2018. Barnard writes: “‘The possibilities of paint are never-ending,’ Frank Bowling tells me… Bowling’s persistent urge to reinvent painting has led him to experiment with elaborate procedures – stitching, staining, pouring, dripping, spilling. […]

Abstract Critical: Round-up

A round-up of fifteen articles and features about painting from Abstract Critical.

Frank Bowling: Map Paintings
Abstract Critical

John Bunker interviews painter Frank Bowling on the occasion of the exhibition Frank Bowling: The Map Paintings 1967-1971 at Hales Gallery, London, on view through November 23, 2013. Bowing discusses his early figurative work and his transition to abstract painting. Asked about the orgin of the Map Paintings, he comments: "I was just laying the […]

On Frank Bowling
Abstract Critical

Courtney J. Martin writes about the paintings of Frank Bowling on the occasion of the exhibition Frank Bowling: Paintings 1967 – 2012 at Spanierman Modern, New York, through April 20, 2013. Martin writes that Bowling’s “poured paintings were often a combination of action painting and compositional devices, like vertical lines, that were used by the […]