In his bold black and white paintings Canadian abstract artist, Tim Forbes explores gesture, spatial tension and tonal contrast. Several large modular shapes in carbon black dominate these two canvases. This is part of a series Forbes created that examines the concept of pattern recognition. “I am interested in the structural integration of modular forms. In Volume, two canvases painted simultaneously, not necessarily as a diptych (two paintings hinged together) but considered as a ‘twinning.’ In rotation, two single canvases of two to three forms relate to four diptychs of three and four forms occupying different linear space but of the same volume” - 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.