by Marlon Forrester
Marlon Forrester was boon in Guyana, South America and migrated to the Unites States when he was three years old. Forrester grew up in Dorchester, MA where he was both an athlete and an artist. Forrester later studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA as well as Yale University in New Haven, CT where he received a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in Painting/Printmaking.
Forrester reflects his love for both athleticism and the arts through both paint and his lyrical freestyle performances. He is greatly influenced by not only the movement of athletes but also by his own body and feeling those movements while being active. Forrester believes that the flow and beat of vertical virtuosity is easily reflected in artwork. His colors and textures work optically to activate the picture plane to provide a sense of movement. Forrester utilizes these forms, colors, and textures alongside lyrical freestyle in order to translate emotional states into visual forms.