Carbon black acrylic on white – The first in a striking ‘Trilogy’ series from neo-minimalist artist Tim Forbes employs his signature style of pattern recognition and repetition. Bold stacked shapes are highlighted by a static line running through the composition enhancing its vertical rhythm. These works are available individually or in multiples as a collection.
“Perhaps of interest is the importance of the vertical white line emerging from the background canvas. In visual effect, the mind’s eye draws the line through negative space to complete the critical vertical connection.” Tim Forbes
A multi-disciplined artist, Tim Forbes's international studio practice is based in his native Nova Scotia. Among other youthful adventures, including dropping out of high school and attending NSCAD (the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) at age 24 the self-taught graphic artist opened an innovative design studio in Halifax. Soon after he moved to Toronto to work as an art director and designer. Forbes’s award-winning creative portfolio of more than 40 years attracted a prestigious clientele. In 2006, Forbes began exploring sculpture—editioned bronze pieces and large scale works in fibreglass and other materials at his annex studio in a renovated rural Ontario schoolhouse. In 2018, a focus on painting emerged with the opening of a dedicated painting studio in Toronto. His work is featured in solo and group exhibitions at galleries in Canada and the U.S.