Untitled 2010 (Blue Jeans) by Sean Henry ( b. 1965)
Born in Woking, England in 1965, Henry graduated from Bristol Polytechnic in 1987. He had his first solo exhibition in London in 1988 and was visiting artist at the University of California in 1990/1991. He was the first sculptor to win the Villiers David Prize in 1998 and his work is regularly represented by galleries in London, New York, Stockholm, Munich and Amsterdam, and can be seen in public collections in the UK, Sweden, and the USA.
Henry’s public works include Walking Man in London’s Holland Park (2000) and Man With Potential Selves in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (2003). In 2007 he completed Couple - the UK’s first permanent offshore sculpture, a critically acclaimed 13m high and 20m wide painted bronze and steel sculpture located 300 meters off the coast of Northumberland, at Newbiggin Bay. In 2008 the headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank in the City of London became the permanent home for a nine-figure installation, located in the building’s main atrium.
Recent additions to his public works include the installation of Standing Man in Stockholm city and Lying Man at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Michigan, USA (2011). Scala Publishers published the first comprehensive survey of Sean Henry’s work and career in 2008, a 160 page monograph written by Tom Flynn, the London-based art historian. Henry lives and works in Wiltshire, England.
CONFLUX - a gathering of over twenty painted & anonymous figurative sculptures by Sean Henry will be shown in and around the Salisbury Cathedral on existing plinths and in other carefully chosen locations both inside and outside the building.
The exhibition opens on July 23rd and runs until October 31st 2011.
A new publication with installation photographs from Salisbury is available priced £20 +p&p
Click play below to see Channel 4 News item on Conflux: