Spirits on the move

Artist John Forrest is currently residing in Cologne – the epicentre of the German art scene – and working towards his next exhibition. His latest series of drawings he is calling Spirits on the Move which has been configured as a visual diary that evokes a 1920s ambience within a contemporary context. John describes it as a ‘sideshow sensibility’,

akin to the wonderment that you had as a kid when you came across sideshow alley at the show, a freakish visual world of half-human, half-beasts, etc.

The series has been partly inspired by John’s recent experiences in Bali and the unique way the Balinese interpret the Hindu religion and construct their gods.

John has completed 80 drawings to date and is working towards an intended 150 in the series.