US ArtisSpectrum magazine review-
Using a sumptuous color palette, rich in ochre and crimsons, Australian-born Stewart Forrest paints his subjects as nature creates them, with an element of divine dynamism. Working on large canvases, Forrest boldly experiments with paint, espousing his freedom as a human and artist to explore the vast terrain of creative expression. Exploring a range of subjects taken from his psyche and physical surroundings alike, the artist paints with an inspiring, refreshing vitality and an empowering sense of courage, portraying in paint what he experiences moment to moment. “I try to let the painting process and subject matter become the tools for extracting my underlying thoughts, masking them beneath the layers of paint, only to be sensed by the receptive viewer,” he explains. The layers of both paint and concept that animate these bold images make attentive, sensitive viewing more than worth the effort.
Stewart Forrest first learned about art and its amazing potential from his mother. He currently resides in Norway with his wife and children.
Agora Gallery-530 West 25th Street, New York
Phone: 212.226.4151 X 207
I have long been driven by the relationships between the world we can see and touch, and the ideas we conceive about it; that which is tangible and the concepts enveloping it; the fundamental patterns and equations of nature and the roles they play in defining our lives.
There are always questions, and I search to express possible answers. No one technique, theme or style satisfies this diversity, and so, I extend myself into "unknowns", using methods that are intended to either keep me in control or surrender themselves to the laws of chance. Thereby satisfying the curious question, "what if". The doors that open, the visions and ideas that evolve, are not final, but open themselves into future possibilities. Life's variety has no conclusion, it keeps unraveling. We think we've reached the center, then realize that we merely scratched the surface!"
September 2011 – “Owned” at Gallery Forrest, Norway; Joint Exhibition
January 2011 – “Winter” at Glesvær Gallery, Norway; Joint Exhibition
November 2010 – “Figurative Light” at Gallery Forrest, Norway; Solo Exhibition
April 2010 – “Selected Works” at First Hotel Marin, Norway; Joint Exhibits
June 2009 – “Fractions of 3 Dimensions” at Gallery Forrest, Norway; Joint Exhibition
August 2008 – “Selected Works” at Gallery Opening, Tilsammans, Norway; Solo Exhibition
September 2006 – “Commission for 8 works” at Potet Kjelleren, Norway; Commission
July 2006 – “Strekens Dans” at Finken, Norway; Solo Exhibition
October 2005 – “Commission for 15 works” at BOHA, Norway; Commission
August 2004 – “Intellectual Fashion” at Northern Soul, Norway; Solo Exhibition
August 2003 – “Selected Works” at The Cut, Norway; Solo Exhibition
Juni 2002 – “In the Spirit of Science” at Hvaler Kulturhus, Norway; Solo Exhibition
Mai 2002 – “Commission for 4 works” at R&B Scooter, Norway; Commission
Oktober 2000 – “Southwest Survey “ at Southwest Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury; Joint Exhibition
February 1999 – “Bunbury Regional Art Show” at Bunbury Show grounds, Bunbury; Joint Exhibition
September 1998 – “Communications” at Perth National Art Gallery, Perth; Joint Exhibition
March 1998 – “Selected Works” at The Barracks Art Gallery, Bunbury; Joint Exhibition
December 1997 – “Construct – Destruct” at Gelorup Council House, Gelorup; Solo Exhibition
August 1997 – “Commission for 5 Wall Murals” at Capel Shire, Capel; Commission
March 1997 – “Commission for 2 works” for Southwest Recycle, Dardanup; Commission
Oktober 1996 – “Southwest Survey” at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury; Joint Exhibition