Arts Council Collection


Forrester, Denzil

Cottage Lover

As a student at the Royal College of Art in the early 1980s, Denzil Forrester spent time in all-night reggae and blues clubs creating loose, gestural drawings that he later translated into large-scale paintings. Forrester carried over his approach to drawing – ‘quick and without thinking too much’, guided by what he was ‘seeing and experiencing’ – into his painting practice.

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