110 1/4 x 280 1/4 in
Frank Bowling's "Map Paintings" (1967-1971) came to life at his New York studio on lower Broadway in Soho where he had room to explore further his formal dilemma with colour. The expansion of the physical scale of his paintings was a product of this new, spacious and intriguing surrounding, where shadows guided Bowling to a formalist approach to the map figures he discovered.
ExhibitionsMappa Mundi, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland, 24 March - 8 July 2018.
Mappa Mundi, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 23 June 2017 - 7 January 2018.
The Map Paintings 1967-1971, Hales Gallery, London, Oct 16-23 Nov 2013
New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, UK 2016
Whitney Museum of American Art
Victoria and Albert Museum
Museum of Modern Art
Rhode Island School of Design
Royal Academy of Arts
Metropolitcan Museum of Art
Arts Council of Great Britain
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
De Menil Foundation
"The Map Paintings: Frank Bowling interview" by John Bunker in AbstractCritical for Abstract Art. First published October 10.
Rowe, D. "Nonsynchronous Cartographies: Frank Bowling's Map Paintings" in SX small axe: a carribean journal of criticism
Mercer, K. "Black Atlantic Abstraction: Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling" in "Discrepant Abstraction"
Hales Gallery, "The Map Paintings 1967-1971": Frank Bowling Obe Ra
Gooding, M. "Frank Bowling", Royal Academy of Arts, Thames & Hudson, London