“Fuze”: Richard Forster

Richard Forster

“I’ve always considered the task of picture-making from both ends of that line where there is hard realism at one pole and pure abstraction at the other. Then there is all the nuances of representation and all the nuances of abstraction in between. I have drawings here and I have drawings there [indicating each end] and it’s a starting point. My starting point is both ends and I try to hold onto the meanings that abstraction can carry.”

This is the fifth in a series of experimental exhibition texts commissioned by Platform A Gallery for the group show Fuze, 2011. Text from Becky Hunter’s interview with Richard Forster, published at Whitehot Magazine, 2008.