Acclaimed British sculptor Sean Henry crafts figurative bronze pieces that play with scale – from smaller, more intimate pieces of remarkably realistic seated figures to uncanny, almost life-sized sculptures of ordinary people at rest, with impressive realism and accuracy.
Of his numerous monumental commissions, Henry has most recently been commissioned to create a striking polychrome sculpture for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web.
His latest hyperrealistic works will go on show at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in London this November, including his most recent bronze pieces and drawings.
The Time Being exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue including an introduction by novelist Howard Jacobson. A short film about Henry’s recent work will be released to coincide with the show, exploring Henry’s remarkable studio practice, and the intimate relationship between subject and artist forged in the hours he spends developing a piece before they are immortalised in bronze.
Speaking of his work, Sean said: “My sculptures have always started as clay, from the very first things I made aged 15 to the works standing half finished in my studio now. For almost all of those years I have used exactly the same type of clay, and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. The possibilities seem endless, the choices a mixture of chance, serendipity and instinct.”
Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of the artist