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Henry

Sean Henry (British, b. 1965) is a sculptor originally from Surrey, England. At the age of 18, he made the decision to create sculpture after becoming inspired by the artwork he saw while visiting Florence, Italy. 

The theme of Henry’s sculpture is the tension between the making and staging of figures that seem to belong to the real world, and the degree to which they echo our experiences and sympathies. 

Henry’s sculptures are individually painted by the artist using oil paint on the bronze surface. Each sculpture is like a three-dimensional painting, and the technique makes it possible for Henry to infuse his works with personality and character. Henry’s figures, like those of Albert Giacometti, are frozen in time, as if poised and about to move. But unlike Giacometti or any modern sculptor, Henry’s oil painting technique gives a sense of personal immediacy and depth of emotion to every figure. 

Henry has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe. Over the years, he has shown at the Royal Festival Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Society of Sculptors in London, as well as the Glasgow Art Fair in Scotland, Holdsworth Galleries in Australia, and Art Miami (with Berkeley Square Gallery, Florida).

 
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Man With Alter Ego

Fired clay, oil paint, perspex and wood

Edition of 5

86 x 152 x 30.5 cm

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Maquette Of John

Bronze, oil paint and wood

Edition of 9

43 x 40 x 32 cm

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Seated Figure

Bronze and oil paint

Edition of 6

38 x 20 x 25 cm

 
 
 

Solo EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

  • Sean Henry, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

  • Bliackachsen 10, Hessenpark Museum, Nue-Anspach, Germany

  • Blickachsen 10, Saalburg Museum, Bad Homburg, Germany

2014

  • Sean Henry, Galerie Andersson Sandstrom, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Sleeper: LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium

2013

  • SEAN HENRY, Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, England

2012

  • THE WAY IT IS, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London

2011

  • Sean Henry: Conflux, A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England

2010

  • Sean Henry, Forum Gallery, New York, NY                       

  • Sean Henry Sculpture, Gallerie Andersson Sandstrom, Stockholm, Sweden

2008

  • New Sculpture and Drawing, Osbourne Samuel Gallery, London

2007

  • Präsenz – Presence, Galerie von Braunbehrens, München, Deutschland Galleri Andersson Sandtröm, Umea, Sweden

2006

  • You’re Not the Same, Forum Gallery,  New York and Los Angeles

  • Sean Henry: Sculpture, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK

2005

  • Sculpture and Drawings, Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs, Amsterdam, Holland

2004

  • Here and Now, Berkeley Square Gallery, London, England

  • Sculpture in the Workplace, Canary Wharf, London, UK

  • Sculpture at Goodwood, Goodwood, West Sussex, UK

2003

  • Lower Grainger Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

2002

  • Sculpture and Drawings, Forum Gallery, New York and Los Angeles

2001

  • Sculpture and Drawings, Berkeley Square Gallery, London, UK

1999

  • A Pilgrimage, Davis and Tooth, London, UK

1998

  • The Centre of the Universe, Circolo Degli Artisti, Faenza, Italy

1997

  • Up Against It, Air Gallery, London

1995

  • New Sculptures and Drawings, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

1994

  • The Flip-Side of Dominic Hyde, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1991

  • Seven Heads, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

1988

  • Inner Visions, 2 Michaelson & Orient Gallery, London

selected group EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Forum Gallery: Second Annual Southampton Exhibition, MM Fine Art, Southampton, NY

2017-18

  • Fool the Eye, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, NY

2017

  • Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2016

  • 20/21 – VISIONARY ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2015

  • In Kleinen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

  • TEFAF: Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs, Masstricht, Holland

2014

  • Ladies First: Galerie Von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany

  • TEFAF: Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs, Masstricht, Holland

  • SCOPE: Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs, Basel, Switzerland

2013

  • In Kleinen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

  • Heavy Metal and Stones, Galleri Andersson/ Sandstrom, Umea, Sweden

  • BLICKACHSEN 9, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

  • Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

  • SCOPE, Frans Jacobs Fine Art, Basel, Switzerland

2012

  • Perception of Self, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

  • Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962-2012, Forum
    Gallery, New York, NY

  • Presence, LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium

  • Interesting Times, University of Leicester, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester, UK

2011

  • Vantage Point 2011, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2010

  • Contemporary Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture: A Summer  Selection, Forum Gallery, New York,  NY

  • Eigse 30 Year Visual Arts Retrospective, Carlow Town, Ireland

  • Liminality, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, UK

  • Summer Exhibition, Osbourne Samuel Gallery, London

2009

  • Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

  • British Sculpture, Osbourne Samuel Gallery, London

  • London Art Fair, Osbourne Samuel, London, UK

2006

  • Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Gallerie Stefan Anderson, Umea, Sweden

  • Umedalen Skulpturepark, Umea, Sweden

  • Tefaf Maastricht, Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs

2005

  • Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Important New Works by Forum Gallery Artists, Forum Gallery, New York

  • Three Sculptors, Osborne Samuel, London

  • Contemporary Sculpture, Berkeley Square Gallery Golden Square, London

  • Sculpture, Soloman Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2004

  • Canary Wharf, London Le Meridien Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London

  • Sculpture in the Park, Durham

2002-3

  • Thinking Big: 21st Century British Sculpture, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

2002

  • Paddington Central Development, London River and Rowing Museum, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

  • About Face, Croyden Clocktower Museum, London, UK

2001

  • Salon de Mars, Geneva, Switzerland

2000

  • Classicismi Metropolitani, Rome, Italy