Sean HENRY

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et thema van Henry’s beeldhouwwerk is de spanning tussen het maken en ensceneren van figuren die tot de echte wereld lijken te behoren, en de mate waarin ze een echo zijn van onze ervaringen en sympathieën.

Sean Henry’s sculpturen worden individueel door de kunstenaar beschilderd met olieverf en andere verfsoorten op het bronzen of keramische oppervlak.
Henry is bedreven geraakt in de manipulatie van schaal en vermijdt bijna altijd levensgrote representatie. Hij verkent de narratieve mogelijkheden van de beeldhouwkunst door middel van verschillende strategieën; door meer dan één figuur te gebruiken; door het spaarzame gebruik van hedendaagse iconografie; en door een meesterlijk vermogen om psychologische aanwezigheid te suggereren. Zijn figuratieve sculpturen zijn op zichzelf staand, vaak peinzend, in beslag genomen door hun innerlijke verbeelding. Ze stralen uit wat de oude Grieken sofrosyne noemden, of zelfbeheersing. Dit gevoel van geaardheid staat centraal in Henry’s figuren en creëert hun sterke fysieke aanwezigheid, hun gevoel van zijn en blijven. Hij heeft het vermogen om zijn objectieve materiaal te reduceren en het essentiële innerlijke zelf te conceptualiseren, terwijl hij dit combineert met zijn volmaakte vaardigheid als beeldhouwer en schilder en zijn begrip van vorm en massa. Zijn eerste solotentoonstelling was in 1988 in Londen en sindsdien heeft hij zijn werk op grote schaal tentoongesteld in zowel solo- als groepstentoonstellingen in de UK, USA, Zweden, Duitsland, Nederland, Italië, Australië, Griekenland en Zwitserland in enkele van de meest prestigieuze galeries.

Projecten uit het verleden variëren in schaal van Couple – de eerste permanente offshore sculptuur in het Verenigd Koninkrijk – een veelgeprezen grootschalige, 13 meter hoge en 18 meter brede sculptuur van brons en staal, geïnstalleerd voor de noordoostkust van Engeland in Northumberland, tot een binneninstallatie van negen sculpturen in het nieuwe gebouw van de Standard Chartered Bank in de City van Londen. Andere opmerkelijke werken zijn de drie figuren Man With Potential Selves, geplaatst in het centrum van Newcastle Upon Tyne en in het Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, Londen, Melancholia een intieme 10 cm diepe reliëfsculptuur en John (Standing) een 31″ hoge afbeelding van een dakloze man die de kunstenaar in Londen ontmoette.

In 2008 publiceerde uitgeverij Scala de eerste uitgebreide monografie over het werk van Henry, geschreven door kunsthistoricus Tom Flynn. In 2011 volgde de publicatie van Scala Conflux ter gelegenheid van de grootste tentoonstelling van de kunstenaar tot nu toe in de kathedraal van Salisbury in Engeland, die meer dan 100.000 bezoekers trok, een record voor de kathedraal.
Sean Henry woont en werkt in het Verenigd Koninkrijk; hij is getrouwd en heeft drie kinderen.

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Biografie

  • 1965Born in Woking
  • 1984 – 1987Studies at Bristol Polytechnic.
  • 1991 – 1992Sean Henry is a visiting artist at the University of California.
  • 1998He is the first sculptor to win the Villiers David Prize.
  • 2015Sean Henry was most recently celebrated at the National Portrait Gallery in London where his commissioned portrait of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web was first presented to the public.

Tentoonstellingen

  • 2022Head to head, GBS Fine Art, Wells, United Kingdom
  • 2022Forever in the Now, sculpture at Victoria Place, Woking, United Kingdom
  • 2021Shapes and Shadows, Galleri Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2021Waiting for the Sun, Gallery Samuel Osbourne, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017“Viva Scultura viva!”
  • 2017“Face to face : the figurative sculpture of Sean Henry”, The Lightbox gallery & Museum in Woking, Surrey, UK
  • 2016“The examined life”, solo exhibition, Scheffel Gallery, Bad Homburg, Germany
  • 2016“Colour Field”, solo exhibition, Samuel Osbourne Gallery, London, UK
  • 2016“Here & Now”, Solo show at LKFF, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2016“140/15 Anniversary exhibition”, Gallery Andersson Sandstrom : Umea, Sweden
  • 2016“Im kleinen format”, galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
  • 2016“Sean Henry: Time being”, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London
  • 2016“Human : deformation, transformation”, Messums, Wiltshire
  • 2015Group Show at Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany, Germany
  • 2015Group Show “Im Kleinen format”, Bad Homburg, Germany, Germany
  • 2015Solo show in conjuction with Blickachsen 10 : Hessenpark Museum, Neu Anspach, Germany
  • 2014Sean Henry, Gallerie Andersson Sandstrom, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014Sleepers, LKFF Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium (Solo)
  • 2013Sean Henry Sculpture Glyndebourne Opera House (solo), Sussex, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2013In Kleinen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Ban Homburh, Germany
  • 2013Heavy Metal and Stones, Galleri Andersson Sandstrom, Umea, Sweden
  • 2013BLICKACHSEN 9, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
  • 2012The Way It Is Osborne Samuel & Economist Plaza (solo), St James’s London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2012Five Decades of Art & Artists Forum Gallery, New York, USA, United States
  • 2012Interesting Times Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2011CONFLUX: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous (solo), Salisbury Cathedral, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2011After Work Galleri Andersson Sandstrom, Umea, Sweden, Sweden
  • 2011Vantage Point Forum Gallery, New York, USA, United States
  • 2011Modern and Contemporary Art Osborne Samuel, London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2010Sean Henry Sculpture, Gallerie Andersson Sandstrom (solo), Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden
  • 2010Sean Henry Sculpture (solo), Forum Gallery, NY, USA, United States
  • 2010Liminality: Toward the Unknown Region, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2010Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, Uk, United Kingdom
  • 2010Éigse 30 year Visual Arts Retrospective, Carlow, Ireland, Ireland
  • 2010Summer Selection, Rarity Gallery, Myconos, Greece, Greece
  • 2010British Sculpture, Osborne Samuel, London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2009Sean Henry Sculpture, Royal British Society of Sculptors (solo), London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2009Heads & Figures, Munich, Germany, Germany
  • 2009Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2009Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2009Tefaf, Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands
  • 2008New Sculpture & Drawing, Osborne Samuel (solo), London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2008Borås International Sculpture Festival, Borås, Sweden, Sweden
  • 2008Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2007Presence, Gallerie Andersson Sandstrom (solo), Umea, Sweden, Sweden
  • 2007Presence, Galerie von Braunbehrens (solo), Munich, Germany, Germany
  • 2007Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2007Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2007Tefaf, Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands
  • 2006You’re Not the Same, Forum Gallery (solo), New York and Los Angeles, USA, United States
  • 2006Sean Henry: Sculpture, Cartwright Hall (solo), Bradford, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2006British Sculpture Osborne Samuel, London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2006Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2006Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2006Tefaf , Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands
  • 2006Umedalen Skulptur 2006, Sweden
  • 2005Sculpture & Drawings, Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs (solo), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands
  • 2005Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2005Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2005Figurative Impluse Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, United States
  • 2005Important New Works Forum Gallery, New York, USA, United States
  • 2005Eigse Carlow Arts Festival Carlow, Ireland
  • 2005Art Cologne Fair, Germany
  • 2005Pan Amsterdam Fair, Netherlands
  • 2005Tefaf Maastricht , Netherlands
  • 2004Here and Now, Berkeley Square Gallery (solo), London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2004Sculpture in the Workplace, Canary Wharf (solo), London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2004Sculpture at Goodwood, United Kingdom
  • 2004Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2004Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2004Pan Amsterdam Fair, Netherlands
  • 2003Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2003Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2003“Thinking Big” Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, USA, Italy
  • 2002Sculpture & Drawings, Forum Gallery (solo), New York and Los Angeles, USA, United States
  • 2002“About Face”, Croydon Clocktower Museum, London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2002Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2002Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2002Art Chicago, United States
  • 2002“Thinking Big” Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, USA, Italy
  • 2001Sculpture & Drawings, Berkeley Square Gallery (solo), London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2001Art Miami, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2001Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2001Art 2001, London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2001Art Chicago, Chicago, USA, United States
  • 2001Salon de Mars, Geneva, Switzerland, Switzerland
  • 2000Classicismi Metropolitan, Rome, Italy, Italy
  • 2000Art Miami Florida, United States
  • 2000Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA, United States
  • 2000Art 2000, London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 2000Art Chicago, Chicago, USA, United States
  • 1999A Pilgrimage, Davies & Tooth (Villiers David Prize Exhibition), London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 1998The Centre of the Universe Circolo Degli Artisti (solo), Faenza, Italy, Italy
  • 1997Up Against it Air Gallery (solo), London, UK, United Kingdom
  • 1995New Sculpture and Drawings John Natsoulas Gallery (solo), Davis California, USA, United States
  • 1994The Flip-side of Dominic Hyde Holdsworth Gallery (solo), Sydney, Australia, Australia
  • 1991Seven Heads John Natsoulas Gallery (solo), Davis California, USA, United States
  • 1988Inner Visions Michaelson & Orient Gallery (solo), London, UK, United Kingdom

Collecties

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan
  • Stockholm City Collection, Stockholm
  • Christian Ringes – Ekeberg Sculpture Park, Oslo
  • Seven Bridges Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, Spanbroekerweg
  • Peak Investments, Chicago
  • The Seavest Collection, Florida
  • Boras University, Boras, Sweden
  • Standard Charter Bank, London
  • Umea City Collection, Umea
  • Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland
  • ING Bank, Amsterdam
  • Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, Sussex
  • Paddington Central Development, London
  • University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
  • Arizona State University Museum, Arizona
  • Holland Park, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, London
  • Newcastle City Collection, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland
  • River and Rowing Museum, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
  • Le Meridien Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London
  • Paddington Central Development, London
  • City of bad Homburg, Germany
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, London, UK
  • De Montford University, Leicester, England
  • Royal British Legion, Pall Mall, London, England
  • National Portrait Gallery

Pers

Sean Henry • Catalogue LKFF March 2024

Exhibition catalogue of available works during the exhibition “The Silence of Thought”, March 2024.

T’es de Sortie?

Interview of Mijntje Lukoff by Jessica Matthys on BX1
Expo “Thinking about Things” by Markus HOFER

Digital catalogue “Here and Now”

Digital catalogue of Sean Henry sculptures, by LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects

“Tim Berners-Lee sculpture unveiled at National Portrait Gallery”

by Louise Jury, The Standard

“National Portrait Gallery unveils sculpture of Tim Berners-Lee”

by Mark Brown, The Guardian

Torna l’arte dell’ascensione in mongolfiera

TRAIETTORIE – ARTI – by Andrea Dusio

“Les rêves éveillés de Sean Henry”

by Aliénor Debrocq, Le Soir (MAD supplement)

“Sean Henry coule le réalisme du quotidien dans le bronze”

By Didier Béclard, L’Echo

“Sean Henry pa Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom”

by Maria Johansson, Konsten

“Eloge de la légèreté”

Par Michel Verlinden, Focus, Le Vif-L’Express

“Velasco nella Foresta delle città invisibili”

By Lea Mattarella, La Repubblica

“Le Città fantasma di Vitali”

By Gianluigi Colin, La Lettura – Una copertina, un artista, Corriere della Serra

“Velasco Vitali nelle città fantasma”

“Schizzi, studi e disegni ispirati ai centri perduti del pianeta”, by Chiara Vanzetto, Corriere della Serra

“Le città fantasma di Velasco tra sogno, caduta e desolazione”

La Repubblica

“Vitali, la ‘Foresta Rossa’ e le altre città fantasma”

By Roberto Borghi, Il Giornale

“Quelle città fantasma (ma visibilissime) di un pittore magico”

By Andrea Dusio, Il Giornale

“How to Spend it? – The Aesthete”

Velasco Vitali, Financial Times, UK

Interview

Pascal Goffaux, Chronique arts plastiques, RTBF

“Jag ar intresserad av ogonblicken mellan handelser, pauserna”

by Birgitta Rubin, Dagens Nyheter


Bibliografie

  • 2015“Sean Henry”, Aidan Dunne, Publisher : Forum Gallery
  • 2014“Sean Henry”, Aidan Dunne, Publisher : Galeri Andersson Sandstrom
  • 2013“Sean Henry at Glyndebourne”, Peter Osborne, Tom Flynn, Sean Henry
  • 2012“The way it is”, Ann Eliot, Publisher : Osborne Samuel Gallery
  • 2011Conflux: Sean Henry at Salisbury Cathedral, Richard Cork, Tom Flynn, Scala Publishers, 2011
  • 2010“Eigse Carlow: A Retrospective Exhibition: 1979-2010”,VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
  • 2009‘Heads & Figures’ Hans Joachim Müller, published by Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany
  • 2008“Sean Henry: New Sculpture and Drawing” Tom Flynn, published by Osborne Samuel Gallery, London
  • 2008“Couple: An Off-Shore Sculpture” Mark Lawson & Anna Woodford, published by Inspire Northumberland
  • 2007Sculpture at Goodwood: a vision for Twenty-First Century British Sculpture
  • 2007Bronze, Ann Elliot & Sue Hubbard.
  • 2007“Sean Henry: Presence”, Elspeth Moncrieff and Tom Flynn Braunbehrens Gallery
  • 2006Destination Art, Amy Dempsey, Thames & Hudson, 2006
  • 2006“You”re Not The Same” Tom Flynn, published by Forum Gallery New York and Los Angeles, USA
  • 2005“Sean Henry” Tom Flynn – Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs/ Judith Bouwknegt
  • 2005“Eigse Carlow Visual Art Catalogue 2005” Elspeth Moncrieff, Carlow, Ireland
  • 2004“Here and Now” Jack Turner & Elspeth Moncrieff, Berkeley Square Gallery, London UK- 56 pages. Designed by Peter B. Willberg.
  • 2003“Thinking Big: Concepts for 21st Century British Sculpture” Sculpture at Goodwood, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Design by Made Thought.
  • 2002Published by Sculpture at Goodwood in 2002.
  • 2002Art Tomorrow Edward Lucie-Smith. Published by Finest S.A. / Editions Pierre Terrail
  • 2002Bronze: Contemporary British Sculpture Nobert Lynton, Ann Elliot, & Louise Vaughan
  • 2002Published by The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Libraries and Arts Service.
  • 2002“Sean Henry: Sculpture and Drawings” Norbert Lynton & Barbara S. Krulik,
  • 1999“A pilgrimage” Ann Elliot, Davies & Tooth, London, UK. 26 pages


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