Forrest Moses, ‘The Chama at Rio Caliente’, Addison Rowe Gallery
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Forrest Moses

The Chama at Rio Caliente

Oil on canvas
34 × 36 in
86.4 × 91.4 cm
$30,000 - 40,000
Location
Santa Fe
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About the work
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Painting
Signature
Signed: verso
Forrest Moses
American, b. 1934
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Since the 1960s, Forrest Moses has been contemplating America’s diverse natural landscapes and translating them into paintings, prints, and photographs through which he seeks, as he describes, “to discover nature’s truth and give life to a painted image by understanding the rhythms and pulses behind appearances.” For him, art making is a vehicle for engaging closely with nature, whose southwestern desert plains, serene woodlands, and ever-changing lakes and streams fill his loose, expressionistic compositions. Moses holds abstraction and representation in dynamic tension in his works, foregrounding the shifting impressions of light, shadow, color, and line on the scenes he portrays. His service as a Pacific naval officer introduced him early on to Japanese ink painting and to the principle of wabi-sabi, a conception of beauty as transience and imperfection—approaches that define Moses’s own imperfectly beautiful visions of nature.

Forrest Moses, ‘The Chama at Rio Caliente’, Addison Rowe Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed: verso
Forrest Moses
American, b. 1934
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Since the 1960s, Forrest Moses has been contemplating America’s diverse natural landscapes and translating them into paintings, prints, and photographs through which he seeks, as he describes, “to discover nature’s truth and give life to a painted image by understanding the rhythms and pulses behind appearances.” For him, art making is a vehicle for engaging closely with nature, whose southwestern desert plains, serene woodlands, and ever-changing lakes and streams fill his loose, expressionistic compositions. Moses holds abstraction and representation in dynamic tension in his works, foregrounding the shifting impressions of light, shadow, color, and line on the scenes he portrays. His service as a Pacific naval officer introduced him early on to Japanese ink painting and to the principle of wabi-sabi, a conception of beauty as transience and imperfection—approaches that define Moses’s own imperfectly beautiful visions of nature.

Forrest Moses

The Chama at Rio Caliente

Oil on canvas
34 × 36 in
86.4 × 91.4 cm
$30,000 - 40,000
Location
Santa Fe
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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