Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Rachel Forte draws inspiration for her abstract compositions from the natural world; its movements, patterns, and impression of infinity. The pieces are energetic, but smooth on the eye, as the lines tumble, spin and coil around the canvas. It is easy to envision Rachel’s hand moving through the work as she instinctively obeys the flow of the painting process, relying on her imagination to achieve a final balanced composition. The paintings are evocative of many limitless things, such as microscopic cells, whirlpools, and space portals. There is a whimsical quality and a sense of exploration as the viewer is led through the vortex-like spaces. Rachel is able to contain the beauty of the unknown, and the mysteries of the natural world, transforming these ideas with her unique clean, modern aesthetic.