Artist's Talk with David Forster RSW

David Forster will give a talk about his exhibition Edgelands on Saturday 21 April at 11am. 

Looking to locations made peripheral by their geography and also by the intrusion of humankind, this exhibition centres on coastlines - seeking out overlooked corners of boatyards, cliffs and industrial sites made desolate by the force of the weather. 

Although his style is hyper-realistic, Forster’s paintings retain an oblique, otherworldly aura and are all given titles referring to an old translation of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. A master of observation, Forster adds drama and atmosphere through altered light and astute composition. Forster’s work focuses on the shared heritages and experiences found in the natural world and offers sublime glimpses of recognisable landscapes that seem palpable but somehow unknowable.  

This talk will offer an insight into Forster's fascinating paintings and techniques mastered through the course of his career as a painter.

To attend, please rsvp by emailing mail@openeyegallery.co.uk or by phoning 0131 557 1020. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. 

Please note that this is an informal talk and seating will be very limited. 


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13  After That They Went On Board A Ship Newhaven  Acrylic On Board 2017Web

David Forster RSW, After that they went on board a ship, Newhaven, acrylic on board, 35.5 x 50 cm