Oil on canvas
171 x 230cm
We approach Forthun's work initially as an architectural plan. The titles instruct us to consider the paintings like maps that might guide us through space. 'Through the Heads' directs our eye to the connection between harbour inside and ocean outside. The world laid out on a horizontal pane command ...
Boutwell Draper Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair 2012
The collision of urban and natural themes first struck me in Tokyo in the summer of 1992 where I was making a visual record of the built environment. I became entranced by Japanese textile design and pattern which are based on n t
I am constantly distracted by the aerial views of famous cities. I love books called “Above….” or “….from the Air”. In the pictures in these books, I dream I can see the history of the city, human endeavour writ in the spaces of the city, forces that shape it, an instant diagram of growt ...
Three paintings, each like and yet unlike each other. They are not so much variations on a single theme as intersecting meditations. One is a complex symmetrical structure, powerfully organised yet as delicate as a magnified snowflake; the next conversation between sumptuous jewel colours in overlap ...