MAPA Fine Art is pleased to present The Great Escape, a duo exhibition featuring Christabel Forbes & Rory Browne. These two artists, both based in the United Kingdom, each have a unique and vibrant way of portraying landscape, inspired by their Respective surrounding Countrysides, as well as foreign landscapes. In their own colourful and characteristic style, they explore the beauty and power of our natural environment.
This show will take place online and run exclusively on our website from 7 February - 7 April. Where our previous exhibition, Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues, dealt with the concept of space in relation to an increasingly urbanised world, The Great Escape zooms in on the stunning natural spaces our planet has to offer - at a time when both nature and society seem to be gearing up for a new dawn.
Landscapes exude a sense of calm and mystery that transcends time or place; no wonder artists of all cultures and styles have been drawn to these scenes throughout history. The juxtaposition of Forbes's colourist and slightly impressionist approach and Browne's bright realism provides a window into the subjective but shared realities humans experience in the natural world. Whether bright and playful or atmospheric and spiritual, Forbes & Browne contribute to this age-old artistic tradition with their individual but equally mesmerising takes on landscape painting.