This surprising work by artist Steve Forster responds to 1 Corinthians 13:8-12.
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1 Corinthians 13:8–11
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
“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.