Gregory Forstner has kept busy in his studio during 2020, and so has his daughter. Here is a video documenting Gregory’s process of making a painting, and original music by his daughter, Barbara. We love behind the scenes footage, and we love when creativity inspires creativity. So this family affair is one of our favourite videos of 2021 so far. We hope you enjoy it too!
This new work will be on view soon this summer, amongst a body of the artist’s works. So stay tuned to this space for more details!
Gregory Forstner was born in 1975 in Cameroon, now lives and works in Montpellier, France. The artist received a degree from the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna in 1994, followed by some years with École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts at Villa Arson, Nice, and Paris. In 2008, Forstner was the recipient of a scholarship from the French Ministry of Culture for a one-year residency in New York with Triangle Arts association, which resulted in a 10 year stay in the city until his relocation back to France. A large retrospective of his works was presented in Fondation Fernet-Branca, Basel in 2018. The artist is known for his paintings and drawings that capture human nature through expressive brush strokes, bold colors, and his signature anthropomorphised dog characters.