Galerie Helder

Let's get lost

 

Zijn werk is ruw, brutaal en spannend maar tegelijkertijd is het zacht, transparant en kalm van karakter. Het spanningsveld van het gebaar.

 

De abstracte werken van Henri Wagner overstijgen de materie waarvan het werk gemaakt is. Die materie is extreem breed zoals spuitverf, coating, gesso, inkt, mortel, lijm, hout, glas en papier. Dit alles vindt zijn oorsprong in de wereld van graffiti. In het brede spectrum van materialen is hij een schilder die beeldhouwt. Een letterlijk gelaagde compositie kenmerkt het werk zonder dat het bedacht overkomt of er dwangmatig uit ziet. Het beeld is vaak zo vanzelfsprekend dat het je uitnodigt om verder te kijken.

 

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His work is rough, bold and exciting but at the same time it is soft, transparent and calm in character. The tension of the gesture.

Henri Wagner's abstract works transcend the material of which the work is made. This matter is extremely wide, such as spray paint, coating, gesso, ink, mortar, glue, wood, glass and paper. All this has its origin in the world of graffiti. He is a painter who sculpts in the broad spectrum of materials. A literally layered composition characterizes the work without appearing thoughtful or compulsive. The image is often so obvious that it invites you to look further.

The continuous, unconventional way of image construction and destruction is typical of his working method. This leads to a fluid play of repulsion and attraction between the parts. Wagner intuitively composes his images into calm contrasts in soft and hard, movement and stillness, loose and firm. He boldly combines materials, yet manages to nuance in such a way that you experience the whole as serene.

Where the image ends the experience begins. A spectacle that leads nowhere, but is pleasant to stay in. Just as music in the ears can stimulate all senses, the complex simplicity of his work takes you to an experience that never bores.

Current exhibitions

Future exhibitions

Past exhibitions

2020 - IN & OUT
12 jun - 18 jul
2016 - WINTERMEZZO
12 dec - 11 jan
2015 - Hybrids
6 jun - 5 jul
2013 - New Star(s)
7 sep - 15 sep
2013 - Summer Knows
23 aug - 1 sep
2012 - PR#1 - After
10 mrt - 18 mrt
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