Frank Bowling (Born:1936) | Adopting an Abstract Expressionist language since the mid-1960s when he moved to New York, Frank Bowling paints in a unique style that draws from abstraction and his Guyanese heritage. A peer of David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj at the Royal Academy of Art, in London, his earlier work, which includes references to his Guyanese heritage, riffs on the work of Color-field painters such as Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. In the early 1970s, he began pouring paint directly from the can onto his canvases. This period heralded his interest in pure abstraction, which he continues to explore, though his titles or color palettes often reference the landscape of his native Guyana. Bowling's work is known for the astonishing range and vibrancy of its palette and the way he places maps, faces and color in a way that the viewer can see rivers, landscapes from above... Although color characterizes his work, after the sudden death of his son, he started the White paintings, spanning 40 years, they were inspired by intimate moments in his life.