Slope 01 02

More Works By Tim Forbes Acrylic on Canvas 2021 72 × 48 in 182.88 × 121.92 cm $8,500

About Slope 01 02

From his seaside studio in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia abstract artist Tim Forbes continues his exploration of minimalism--bold jet-black forms on white canvas. With Slope 01 02, a diptych, Forbes uses algorithms—mathematical, repeated patterns to create drama. The multiple configurations of the two paintings exhibit shapes at different angles—slopes in various combinations suggesting movement.

“As a single artist with a tinge of OCD I am married to patterns of certainty. Certain food, shirts. Certain paint. Certain canvas and formats.” 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-Carlton 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 Toronto L Tower, "Power" created for a terrace in the Hariri Pontarini-designed Massey Tower in Toronto 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, The 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.

This painting is a diptych with six configurations. Each panel measures 60 x 48 inches. The horizontal configuration measures 36 x 96 inches; the vertical configuration measures 72 x 48 inches.