Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
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Steve Forster, Prophecy, 2013, 28″x56″, Oil on Linen
From the Artist:“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:8
Empty space, blank unpainted canvas, is a profound reversal of chaos. More effective than erasure, it is as if the history never happened. An age passes away and becomes undone.
Steve Forster received a BFA in Painting from the University of North Florida and an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art (NYAA), following two years of study at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Forster utilizes the variety in his artistic training to his advantage, making paintings that are definitively contemporary and simultaneously aware of context informed by art history. A love of paint and craft combines with a flair for the theatrical to create paintings that move the viewer while still leaving unanswered questions. Forster works in New York as a painter and painting instructor at NYAA and at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art.
This work was curated by Charis J. Carmichael Braun.
Image is copyrighted by the artist and used here by permission.
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