About the artist
Henry Tyrrell is an artist who lives and works and London. He completed an MA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018 and a BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2012. He has exhibited widely including in two exhibitions that he co-curated; Rubber-chew/Clink, adieu at the Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, 2018 and The Politics of Too Many Rubbish Dinner Parties at the Charlton Gallery, London, 2017.
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About the work
Henry makes paintings and works on paper that explore a connection between landscape and memory. The process of making the work involves a high degree of improvisation and deletion in a process that could be characterised as mental excavation. The layering of gestures over time becomes reminiscent of floating forms from daydreams and hallucinations. Recently Henry has also been making painting-installations involving the wall and floor. This culminated in an installation called Counterpoint in 2018. In this piece the walls that were made to be as absorbent as paper and forms from his paintings drifted out across the expanse of the wall.
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