Technique: Oil, acrylic and mixed media
Born in Montreal, Josée Forest has had her work exhibited in several renowned galleries since 2009.
As a self-taught painter, she uses her passion for bright colors and textures in daring and unexpected ways to depict her subjects. The composition of the painting is a result of the artist's intuition to play with transparencies, depths and the richness of her colors. A stylized bridge between figurative and abstract, Josée Forest intrigues us by incorporating a touch of hyper-realism into each of her paintings, an approach that has characterized her work since the very beginning, and a style for which she is recognized. Working in large formats, she leads us into a world of freedom using the spontaneity of her brushstrokes whose gesture is at times fiery, other times subtle. Her expressions become harmonious through the depth and movement that she creates, bringing strength and emotion to her paintings.
Her works are part of several private and corporate collections around the world, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, France, England, Japan, China and Australia.
- Parcours, Spring 2010 edition, pg. 100-101
- Magazin’Art, Winter 2010-2011 edition, p.84-86