Walking Figure

Bronze, Steel, Exterior Paint
h230cm x w69cm x d140cm
Edition 3 of 5

“I am interested in ideas around identity. About how we perceive each other – and ourselves in relation to others. We are all very adept at reading the human form, from details of clothing to body language, to a look in the eye, and we generally make judgements and decisions about people very rapidly.

With most of my sculptures I strive to keep the identity of the sitter anonymous, and to engage with what I call ‘the psychology of scale’ by making my figures either significantly smaller or larger than life size. These shifts in scale allow space for the imagination, and room for the viewer in terms of what they bring to the encounter with the artworks themselves.

My recent Walking Figure is preoccupied. There is the sense that our being here has no influence on her predicament, as she resolutely strides forward to an unknown future. To my mind, she seems both powerful and vulnerable, but others might draw different conclusions. Sean Henry

Courtesy of Osboure Samuel Gallery





Sean Henry [ 1965 - Present ]

Sean Henry graduated in ceramics from Bristol Polytechnic in 1987 and had his first exhibition in London in 1988 at the Anatol Orient Gallery. He was the first sculptor to win the Villiers David Prize in 1998 and has had more than 30 solo shows during his career. His work is regularly exhibited by galleries in London, New York, Stockholm, Bad Homburg, Mykonos and Brussels.

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