Richard John Forbes lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa as a visual artist. His process drives his practice. A strong emphasis is placed on physical engagement in his work. This attention can be seen and experienced clearly in the textures, layers and exploration of form translated from his hands into his work.
His practice includes, sculpture, installation, public work, Land art, Printmaking, Painting, film, document and drawing.
Further more, through collective and group practice He seeks out ways of reaching through that membrane to expand his experience and awareness. He has had multiple solo exhibitions in the South Africa, United Kingdom, and participated in more than 25 group shows.
His work stands in private collections and on public sites in the South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, The Netherlands, France, and United Arab Emirates. He is an invited Lecturer at Pretoria University, SA and a guest speaker at the university of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.