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Henrijs Preiss

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20130404181459-no342_105x110cm_2013
No 342, 2013 Acrylic on Wood 105x110cm © hpreiss
20130404181806-no362_105x107cm_2013
No 362, 2013 Acrylic on Wood 105x107cm © hpreiss
No241_73x159cm_2010_s
"No 241", 2010 Acrylic on Board 73cm X 159cm © hp
No231_107x179_2009
"No 231", 2009 Acrylic on Board 107cm X 179cm © hp
No230_86x185_cm_2009s
"No 230", 2009 Acrylic on Board 86cm X 185cm © hp
No274_28x24_2009_s
"No 274", 2009 Acrylic on Board 28 X 24 Cm © hp
No246_29_5x27cm_2010_s
"No 246", 2010 Acrylic on Board 29,5cm X 27cm © hp
No249_29x26_2010_s
"No 249", 2010 Acrylic on Wood 29cm X 26cm © hp
20150908165508-no388_116x102cm_2015
No 388, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 116x102cm
20150908165534-no363_82x122cm_2014
No 363, 2014 Acrylic on Wood 82x122cm
20150908165557-no387_116x102cm_2015
No 389, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 116x102cm
20150908165614-no_391_115x102_2015_s
No 391, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 115x102cm
20150908170456-no388_116x102cm_2015
No 388, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 116x102 Cm © henripreiss
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Quick Facts
Tags
abstract, mixed-media, surrealism, modern, design
Statement

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