Artist Statement

As a painter I’m exploring the connection to landscapes and the figure and how they both impact each other. I paint figures that are at odds with their surroundings and simultaneously integral to them. These multi-layered depictions speak to the complexity and endless layers of a person, exploring between the visible that is obscure and the visible that is perceptible. My method of ripping, cutting the surface, painting, drawing, and the use of mixed media, creates a new figure that is meant to jolt the viewer out of their comforting assumptions, perceptions, and perspectives. 

 © 2024 by Kirk Henriques.

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