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Henry Lawrence is a British Painter, ceramicist and sculptor. Since moving to Shanghai in 2018, He has been focusing on painting and ceramic works. His work focuses on sentimental and colour driven themes. He graduated from the University of Brighton in 2008 with a BA in Interior Architecture; later in 2017 he completed his MA Designer Maker at the Camberwell College of Art, focusing on Bronze casting.
Abstraction for him is very personal, it’s a feeling from which you get internal inspiration from, which then has to be translated into something physical. Its physicality is constructed into pieces of work. Each brush stroke has to be discovered from within and it manifests itself on to the surface with experience, learned skill and precision. Currently Painting is his main source of his creativity, playing with colours, testing mark making techniques, proportions of shapes and testing colour combinations.
After his BA he moved to Eindhoven, Holland to work for Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell. This experience was very formative, hands-on work everyday, working with metal, wood, welding, casting plaster and Concrete, covering furniture in silicone and testing lots and lots of colours, this knowledge has always stayed with him.
When he was studying Interior architecture he loved the creative process of the initial stages the fast sketching and small abstract model making that are just the essence, the beginning of an idea. This is the fun and most interesting part. The later stages of the architecture process he found are too rigid it’s hard to hold on to and see the first spark that interested him.
The structural process definitely informs my painting process, he needs a certain framework when he starts his paintings, these initial marks are crucial. He also believes his work aren’t totally abstract, each mark or stroke is thoughtfully placed, nothing is thrown, having some structure makes him more creative, this helps him to create a clearer identity about himself and his practice. Each stroke is thoughtfully placed not randomly put.
The paper works he believe are the foundation of his practice going forward, the paper works aren’t specifically titled they are roughly grouped as an collection of ideas, which should have a growing meaning. These groups inform the new canvas paintings, they are an extension of an unfolding journey.