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Forrester's largest institutional exhibition to date features paintings that span his engagement with the dimly lit dancehalls of 1980s East London to the present-day open-air clubs of Jamaica.

Focusing on large-scale paintings made by the Grenada-born, Cornwall-based artist from the last two decades, the exhibition comprises vivid, colourful works that capture the dynamic energy of the London reggae and dub nightclub scene during the early 1980s, a subject that has endured throughout 40 years of the artist's practice. Forrester’s paintings typically begin as quick sketches, drawn quasi-blind on dark on bustling dancefloors.

Having visited Kingston for the first time earlier in 2019, the artist will also showcase a new body of work that captures the vibrant atmosphere of the city’s sound systems. Five new paintings will be exhibited alongside original, preparatory drawings that Forrester made whilst immersed in Jamaica’s nightlife.

PaintingPrints & drawingsContemporary artEast Midlands


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