KFRBS is a solo exhibition by Katie Forbes, in the Glasgow art space and café The Alchemy Experiment, open to the public from Sunday 12th September, and lasting for three weeks, with last viewing 3rd October. Katie has collaborated with the venue by contributing work for a publication and on a t-shirt and print series. During the past year her social media following has increased enormously, having ‘gone viral’ painting on Tik Tok, amassing a 15.5k follower count.
By way of introduction, she says, ‘Hello, my name is Katie Forbes. I am a real human being and I like to make art. Sometimes I make digital art, sometimes I draw using real pens and paper, and other times I paint big and large paintings. In this exhibition, it is mostly big and large paintings. I have the most fun when I paint because I like to use bold colours on big surfaces – the bigger the better! I like my paintings so big it feels like I am being swallowed by them. My favourite colour is cobalt blue, I use this colour in all my paintings because it dazzles me. I hope that you, too, are dazzled by my cobalt blue.’
The exhibition is supported by Purist Gin. The venue will follow this with its latest Love & Chaos exhibition, from 8th October – 7th November.