In his bold black and white paintings Canadian abstract artist Tim Forbes explores gesture, spatial tension and tonal contrast. Here, in black acrylic on canvas, Forbes has painted a diptych (normally two hinged panels) which appear as a mirrored panel of three. This is how the artist expresses the intense symbolism behind the reflecting panels of Paradox Binary.
“In Hindu belief, the god Shiva depicted as Natarja is Lord of the Dance, the epitomising symbol of paradox: half-man, half-woman, chaos and order, destruction and creation.
In this insta-decade, those I know, those I don’t know and those I will never hear of are awakening to new chaos and order, a complex amalgam seeking equality through bias-free identity in the tango of being human.” Tim Forbes
After completing studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, 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. 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 in 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.
This painting is a diptych, each panel measures 48 x 36 inches. The panels can be dislayed separately or in diptych. The horizontal configuration measures 36 x 96 inches; the vertical configuration measures 48 x 72 inches.