Frank Bowling exhibition in London! (i can't wait! 🎨)
“This exhibition offers a chance to experience the entirety of Bowling’s 60-year career. It showcases his sensual use of colour and bold experimentation.
After graduating with a silver medal, he spent the next 60 years criss-crossing the Atlantic between studios in London and New York. Maturing into a master of his medium, he developed a visionary approach that fuses abstraction with personal memories. Now 85 he still paints every day, experimenting with new materials and techniques.
The exhibition brings together a lifetime of large-scale artworks. It includes key series such as the iconic 'map paintings', the visually arresting ‘poured paintings’ made by pouring paint down an inclined surface, and the sculptural paintings of the 1980s evoking riverbeds, all the way to mature work selected from a recent period of explosive productivity.”
Via Tate Britain
Also, excited to see Zakia’s work! I love celebrating good people!
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i’ve been lucky to spend the last few weeks immersed in the incredible work of #frankbowling - the british-guyanese abstract painter whose retrospective opens at #tatebritain tomorrow. i produced + presented the audio guide for the exhibition + voiced the accompanying @tate podcast on the art of improvisation, produced by the lovely @hannahsdean 🎨 ‘ave a listen + get down to the exhibition if you can! 🔥
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You know how it goes, sometimes this world can feel like a cesspit of doom, and you want to seek out some light. Or at least, the joy amidst the darkness… So here’s my pick of 3 things to watch this weekend/whenever you have some time. Hope they give you some ease and sweetness. And feel welcome to share yours too!
Is there a record you love that evokes freedom to you?
Perhaps an album that represents a time in your life when you felt your potential so clearly? Or nostalgia as you were exploring new territories?
I’d love to know!
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