AboutROLLO Contemporary Art is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new works by Frank Bowling RA at ROLLO Contemporary Art from 5th May 1st July 2011, which will coincide with Bowling's solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, the launch of Frank Bowling's monograph and screening of a film about his life, and will precede Bowling's solo show at Tate Britain opening in Spring 2012.
ROLLO Contemporary Art's exhibition entitled âCrossings: From New Amsterdam, Berbice to New Amsterdam, New York via Holland and London' will show 17 new works, alongside works from the 1990s and 2000s. Celebrated as a âpainter's painter', colour and form have been a fascination for Bowling for over five decades. Testimony to this is the astounding range of colours and powerful compositions in Bowling's canvases. The new works presented at ROLLO can be divided into two bodies, âCrossings' - in which bands of colour are overlaid along the centre of the canvas, creating a thickly textured build up of contrasting overlaid colour and a body of work characterized by an explosive application of paint, drawing on his works from the 1990s. These latest works have evolved to also utilize Bowling's trademark of framing the painting with collaged fragments of coloured canvas, and reveal his interest in the surface texture of paint. These new bodies of work will be punctuated with earlier works by Bowling from the 1990s and 2000s, displaying Bowling's ever evolving masterful exploration of colour and form in painting.