” This canvas is a photograph of my mind, a superposition of memories passed by the ocean. I work most of the time from black and I wanted to go to the end of this process to go towards the light by an addition of lines with the brush which intersect to let the constellated night pass, emit the vibration of the surface from the sea. The light of the Moon then settled naturally in the canvas and I pursued the lines of the waves to direct its reflection. She was there, benevolent in the dark of night.
On the occasion of the release of the book Alba with Quentin Simon, I chose to present this painting for the exhibition in November 2019 in Paris. This painting was immediately very personal to me, and I couldn’t bring myself to sell it. “
At the studio, we have received many inquiries about it and so this is therefore with great pleasure that it is now available as a limited edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the artist Frederic Forest. Only a large format, 100 x 70 cm, and the superposition of 2 layers of intense black could reproduce its pictorial depth and its symbolic force.