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Henrijs Preiss

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design, modern, surrealism, mixed-media, abstract


My practice is inspired by urban architecture and how it unravels layers of Histories. Specifically, I am fascinated by the monumental ideas and concept which underpin the great city structures and the reality of their inherent chaos and decay.

This fundamentally informs the composition of work and how each piece and each element of each piece sits (un)comfortably beside and/or within one another. By examining a very broad framework of art history to identify common elements (motifs, compositions, color schemes and symbolism) that arise time and again over the centuries and throughout seemingly disparate and disconnected cultures. Once identified, I abstract this language down to its most basic visual components, and then recombine them into complex, multi-layered pieces that aims to tap into archetypal visual and aesthetic language

Recent Exhibits

Henrijs Preiss participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2015 Artefacts
James Freeman Gallery
Nov, 2014 100 Painters of Tomorrow - London
Beers London
Aug, 2013 New Paintings
Platform 39
Oct, 2010 Newspeak British Art: Part II
Saatchi Gallery
Apr, 2010 Geisha Arts the Launch
Geisha Arts
Feb, 2010 Private View
Zero10 gallery
Click here to see all exhibits for Henrijs Preiss

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