Painters Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson are both interested in art as storytelling. Each of these artists has a highly distinctive painting style, which when viewed alongside each other reveal fascinating similarities and complementary distinctions.
Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark palette of bright, luminous colours, drawing the viewer in to explore a rich narrative.
Nick Howson’s paintings are equally surreal, his unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colour is intriguing and engaging, combining a naivety of style with intricate attention to detail and captivating softness.
Each of these artists’ paintings portrays a particular scene from a story; a moment captured in time be it historical or autobiographical. Through masterful exploration of shape and form, colour, pattern and composition their captivating aesthetics allow room for their works to be enjoyed on many levels and interpreted in myriad ways.
Rodney Forbes is is fascinated by how people tell stories. His vibrant paintings address deeply poignant …