Recently I went to the MFA in Boston to see the Cy Twombly exhibit. I started by checking out the Frank Bowling exhibit on the way. Wow! So glad I did. What a joy. His use of colors and layers was so satisfying. I felt I was sitting down to a five course meal.
Each decade has seen changes in his methods but his sense of bold layers of color persist.
He uses silhouette images of continents and his mother’s house along with flag colors to speak of roots in his life.
His recent works include embedded found objects such as muscle shells and a tube from his recent surgery to create texture and interest.
I finally dragged myself away to see the Cy Twombly exhibit. It was wonderful but the images and vibrancy of Sir Frank Bowling stuck with me.
The show is up till April 9th, 2023, it is well worth the trip! https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/frank-bowlings-americas