Plural

More Works By Tim Forbes Acrylic on Canvas 2021 48 × 36 in 121.92 × 91.44 cm $6,400

About Plural

Multidisciplinary Canadian artist Tim Forbes likes to work in black and white. His dramatic minimalist paintings use simple forms in striking combinations that explore the concept of pattern recognition. Here, three distinct black shapes overlap creating spatial tension on the white canvas.

“The overlapping placement of two forms acts similarly to two simultaneous musical notes resulting in a harmonic third.” Tim Forbes
A young Forbes opened a graphic design studio in Halifax after attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He soon moved to Toronto where his corporate clients included a prestigious list--the Body Shop, Rogers and Rolls Royce. As part of a redesign of the flagship hotel for the exclusive Ritz-Carleton Hotel chain, Forbes created more than 40 original pieces including several paintings. Other recent Toronto commissions include "Leloop," a stainless-steel sculpture for Daniel Libeskind’s L Tower, "Power" created for a terrace in the Hariri Pontarini-designed Massey Tower and “Cloud," a large porcelain white sculpture engineered to float in a pool on the rooftop terrace of The Art Shoppe condo. In 2018, Forbes moved his studio from Toronto to the solace of Nova Scotia’s south shore.
In 2021, Forbes received a commission for Nova Scotia’s first 5-star hotel, Marriott’s Muir. Entitled, “Sentinels and Boats,” Forbes created a series of photo-based raw portraits of the rugged eastern shoreline.
Tim Forbes' work is held in private and corporate collections internationally.