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Frank Bowling: Penumbral Light

Sale price$35.00

Focusing on a selection of eight monumental works made during and after 2020, Frank Bowling: Penumbral Light explores Frank Bowling’s obsessive inquiry into the materiality of paint. With a foreword by the artist’s son, Ben Bowling, and an essay-conversation by curator Gemma Brace, this publication grants readers access to a vibrant world made of water, color, transparency, surface, movement, and light. Frank Bowling: Penumbral Light is published to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Hauser & Wirth Zurich in summer 2022.

Frank Bowling: Penumbral Light
Frank Bowling: Penumbral Light Sale price$35.00




Hauser & Wirth Publishers




Hauser & Wirth Publishers


60 pages


23.8 x 31.2 cm



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The Artist

Frank Bowling

Over the course of six decades, Frank Bowling has relentlessly pursued a practice which boldly expands the possibilities and properties of paint. Ambitious in scale and scope, his dynamic engagement with the materiality of his chosen medium, and its evolution in the broad sweep of art history, has resulted in paintings of unparalleled originality and power. Bowling has been hailed as one of the foremost British artists of his generation. Born in Guyana (then British Guiana) in 1934, he arrived in London in 1953, graduating from the Royal College of Art with the silver medal for painting in 1962. By the early 1960s, he was recognized as an assured force in London’s art scene. During this period, his highly individual language of painting, which emerged from expressionistic figuration and pop art, encompassed autobiographical elements and the artist’s socio-political concerns.
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