Sean Henry Art Studio Visit
On Sunday 22nd May, Mr Ryder and Mrs Tufnell took six boys to meet artist Sean Henry (OR) at his studio. This was a rare and excellent chance to see the work of a successful contemporary sculptor. Henry is an internationally-renowned artist who has exhibited in Britain, America, Australia, Germany, Holland, Italy and Sweden. We saw a variety of his figurative sculptures, both finished and in progress, and learnt about his processes and techniques. Art students were given a valuable insight into the compositional detail involved in the artist’s work: ranging from consideration of size, to colour in relation to the sculptures’ surrounding and context.
One of his sculptures, a huge bronze, intricately-painted figure, is currently being displayed in Paton’s Quad. This sculpture captures the intensity and emotion which characterises Henry’s work. It will remain in situ at the College until Gaudy.
We are incredibly grateful to Sean Henry for his hospitality and time. In the words of Sven Winkler Von Sternheim “It was amazing to feel Sean’s power first hand”.
Report by Henry Parkin, H Social 6.1