MICHAEL FORSTER - November 30th - December 18th, 2013

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November 30th - December 18th, 2013 At Loch Gallery in Toronto



Michael Forster
Untitled, 1990
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 47.25"


Michael Forster
Entally, 1987
Acrylic on Canvas
30.75" x 47.24"


Michael Forster
To Celebrate a Childhood - Hooghly, 1987
Acrylic on Canvas
35.9" x 42.9"


Michael Forster
Untitled, 1987
Acrylic on Canvas
26" x 40.1"

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About the Exhibition

Forster painted all of the works in this exhibition during the 1980's and 1990's, using pure colour and complex, fluid compositions to express largely subjective subject matter - in fact, the only subject matter he believed gave him complete freedom as a painter, what he called his 'inner landscapes'. Equally, the paintings reflect Forster's passion and deep understanding of astronomy. For years, the artist searched his memory and explored in paint the suns, moons, planets and meteor showers which he experienced as a child in India, as a war artist during the night watch on a battleship cruiser and in his beloved garden sanctuary in Southern England. A master technically, Forster's subtle layering of paint saturates the canvas with myriad  colours and forms that vibrate silently for those who watch.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue available for purchase, with a recent biographical survey by art historian and curator Dennis Reid.

Please note that all paintings are subject to pre-sale. If you have an interest in any of the works listed in the exhibition, please let us know at your earliest convenience.

With kindest regards,

Alan Loch

About Michael Forster

Michael Forster arrived in Canada as a young artist in 1928 having completed his studies at the London Central School of Arts and Crafts and classes at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. For more than 60 years, he played a prominent role as an early surrealist in the 30's, as a war artist with the Royal Canadian Navy in the 1940's and as an abstract painter in the 1950's until his death in 2002. Forster's paintings have been exhibited in major museums including the National Gallery, Washington; the Musee d'Art Modern, Paris; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the British Museum and the National Gallery of Canada. Major retrospectives with catalogues in Luxembourg, Mexico's Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno and most recently Canada's MacLaren Art Centre have honoured his work since 1960.

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