Is It Morning For You Yet? ▪ 58th Carnegie International
Born in Grenada in 1956, Denzil Forrester (b. 1956, Hermitage; lives in Cornwall) moved to London in 1967. Pulsating with rhythm, the artist’s expressive depictions of dance halls and clubs capture crowds of people moving in unison with the beat of the music. Flashes of vivid color, gestural brushstrokes and frenetic compositions characterize his work. Forrester will have solo exhibitions at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida in 2023. His work was featured in group shows at Tate Britain and Hayward Gallery, London in 2021. The artist was awarded the South Bank Sky Arts Award for the exhibition Itchin’ & Scratchin’, presented at Nottingham Contemporary and Spike Island, Bristol in 2020–2021. A large-scale public artwork by Forrester for Brixton Underground Station, London was unveiled by TFL in September 2019. His first solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery opened in April 2019, accompanied by a monograph with texts by Peter Doig, Matthew Higgs, and Sam Thorne. Forrester’s work is found in the collection of Tate, London; Arts Council Collection and Government Art Collection, UK, amongst others.