Originally published on Art UK

Flecks of electric green. Hues of hot pink.

These are the shades typically found in Frank Bowling's energetic colourful compositions that broke new ground for abstract painting half a century ago.

Born in Guyana in 1934, Bowling has lived and worked between London and New York since the 1950s, though he only came to international prominence in his 70s. Now 85, he still paints every day.

His works are being exhibited in a major retrospective at Tate Britain, 'Frank Bowling' (until 26th August 2019), a show spanning 60 years of his artistic production – and one that is long overdue. ... See More

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