Movement: Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin

1 February - 1 March 2018

This body  of work depicts two subjects: swimming pools and floating figures.
The swimming pool series narrates a hive of human activity. Figures are diving, running and swimming on a platform of cobalt blue, which acts as a stage for various activities to emerge. At first glance, there is a primitive naivety to this plain of blue, with the use of primary colours. Beyond this immediacy, the viewer experiences the subtle and sophisticated act of rhythmic mark-making.

The second subject of Forbes’ new body of work comprises of small figures floating across shifting plains of saturated blues. There is an atmospheric space created, within which these monochromatic figures playfully interact. The image causes the viewer to interact with the individual figures and rhythmical structures weaving their way through the picture plain.