About Tim Forbes

Tim Forbes

After completing studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Tim Forbes established a graphic design studio and relocated to Toronto, ON. Over the years, his corporate clients have included the Body Shop, Rogers, Rolls Royce and the One-of-a-Kind Show for which he created the thumbprint logo – his own thumbprint.

In his bold black and white paintings, Forbes explores gesture, spatial tension and tonal contrast. Similarly, his sculptural work translates calligraphic swipes and swirls on paper into three dimensions in a variety of media. 

Recent commissions include "Leloop," a stainless steel sculpture for Daniel Libeskind’s Toronto L Tower and "Power" created for a terrace in the Hariri Pontarini-designed Massey Tower, Toronto. "Cloud," a large porcelain white sculpture engineered to float in a pool on the rooftop terrace of The Art Shoppe condo complex, Toronto. Forbes work is held in private and corporate collections.

Past Exhibitions