Bettina Forget’s Helios Series

Bettina Forget. Monsoon: In The Rain.  $3,000.00

Works inspired by the Sun by Bettina Forget take you on a voyage to our celestial body. See the Sun’s granulated surface, sun-spots, the photosphere, eclipses, solar flares,… but not in the way you expect. These are not astronomical illustrations, but interpretations of the subject matter.

Bettina Forget works deal mostly with astronomy and related sciences. Her abstract, colorful canvases have been exhibited in group and solo shows in Singapore, Germany, Canada, Australia and the United States. Bettina is a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) and her work is included in the “Artists’ Universe” collection. She is a full-time painter, working in her down-town studio in Montreal, Canada.

Drawing a parallel between the Sun and fire, Bettina Forget actually burns the canvas, leaving delicate scorch-marks on the paint and the raw linen. Casts of fossils and seashells are part of some paintings, pointing to the Sun as the origin of all life on Earth. And re-appearing again and again are traces of texts, written directly onto the canvas: astronomical data, personal musings, poems…

“Painting for me is about taking risks,” says the artist. ” I like to experiment with my materials and my process of making art. My aim is to push each new painting to its limits and not to repeat myself.”

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Address: 950 Ottawa Street,Montreal

Tel:(514) 879-1117

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