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GALERIE DUTKO Bonaparte
GALERIE DUTKO Bonaparte
Après des expositions consacrées à Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Georges Koskas, André Fougeron, Louis Cane et
Robert Courtright, je suis heureux de donner aujourd’hui la parole à un artiste contemporain qui sera à n’en
pas douter une valeur sûre de demain.
C’est la première fois que j’expose les œuvres de Tom Henderson dans ma galerie de Saint Germain des
Prés, et j’invite les visiteurs à découvrir cette œuvre si particulière qui, au travers des couleurs changeantes,
transforme la bi dimensionnalité en tri dimensionnalité.
Les œuvres de Tom Henderson paraissent flotter sur les murs. Composées de panneaux de Plexiglas,
recouvertes partiellement de peinture à l’huile, chaque œuvre est soutenue par une armature en aluminium
qui transparait sous la surface du tableau. L’œuvre de Tom est constituée d’un mélange de peinture et de
matériaux sculpturaux combinés par un procédé particulier explorant ainsi le concept d’une image plane
jouant avec le mur et l’environnement immédiat. Les œuvres de Tom Henderson, à différents degrés de
transparence, sont des abstractions complexes d’une grande beauté.
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ILE SAINT-LOUIS : 4, RUE DE BRETONVILLIERS - PARIS 4E - T : +33 1 43 26 17 77
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GALERIE DUTKO Bonaparte
BIOGRAPHIE
Tom Henderson est né à Londres en 1976
1989-1994 : Etudes au collège d’Eton
1994-1998 : Etudes à l’Université de Newcastle sur Tyne (BA Hons)
1998-2003 : a travaillé pour la télévision et le cinéma
2003-2009 : a travaillé à la librairie Daunts Books à Londres
Since 2009 : vit en Provence à Villecroze et est devenu artiste à temps complet
EXPOSITIONS
2014 - Jaggedart – Dark Matter, Londres, UK
2013 - Jaggedart - Arclight (Solo) – Londres, UK
Châteaux des Demoiselles (Solo) – La Motte, France
Domaine St Jean (Solo) – Villecroze, France
Galerie Ponchon (Solo) – Draguignan, France
Jaggedart – Still Dark – Londres, UK
London Art Fair – Jaggedart, UK
2012 - London Art Fair – Jaggedart, UK
Slick Brussels – Agosti Gallery, Belgique
Jaggedart – The Unseen - Londres, UK
Krikhaar Foundation (Solo), Salernes, France
Galerie Vision – Tourtour, France
2011 - Jaggedart - Corners (Solo), Londres, UK
Domaine St Jean - (Solo) - Villecroze, France
Galerie Vision - Tourtour, France
2010 - ArtNim - Agosti Gallery – Nimes
Jaggedart – Exchanging Space – Londres, UK
London Art Fair – Jaggedart – UK
2009 - Jaggedart – Plane Space (Solo) – Londres, UK
London art Fair – Jaggedart – UK
2008 - Jaggedart – Converge/ Diverge – Londres, UK
Jaggedart – Linescapes – Lond, UK
London Art Fair – Jaggedart – UK
Jaggedart – Translated into Space – Londres, UK
2007 - Adam Street Gallery (solo) – Londres, UK
2006 - Jaggedart – Surface Tension – London, UK
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ILE SAINT-LOUIS : 4, RUE DE BRETONVILLIERS - PARIS 4E - T : +33 1 43 26 17 77
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GALERIE DUTKO Bonaparte
Arclight
Tom Henderson’s works focuses on an interest in material objectivity, three-dimensional optics and
twentieth century abstract art. The works’ main aim is to blend sculptural materials with painterly
characteristics to such a degree that it’s impossible to decipher in which realm they truly belong.
He was born and educated in the UK but now lives and works in France. His work is predominantly
made up of wall-mounted objects that continue his ongoing investigation into ideas of the picture
plane and spatial optics while questioning the very essence of materials.
The principal material common to every piece is Plexiglas. It is an extremely versatile material that
light. It is the combination of these two qualities, and innovative processes, that inform the work.
The large-scale works consist of cut and reassembled sheets of Plexiglas. The process starts with a
simple line drawing on paper, which is then transposed onto the Plexiglas. The lines are then cut
creating several segments, each one with edges that can be coloured and surfaces that can be
altered for effect. These sections are carefully reassembled but with borders that permeate colour
diffusion of local colour on either side, allowing each section to resonate with subtle and alternative
effects are dependent entirely on the light.
is situated, but it is an inexpressive and mechanical depth that lacks any deep emotional feeling. A
matt white surface, on the other hand, absorbs the light, trapping it within the shallow picture plane,
enabling colour to bleed across each separate section, which in turn, draws the viewer towards
the inner world of the artwork itself. This creates a tension in the very fabric of the work between the
The shifting perception in an encounter with the works is crucial to the central idea that these perfectly
edges and surfaces that draw our attention to the painting as an object and its relationship to the
room in which it is situated. Indeed the paintings demand resolution not only in perceptual terms but
also in the physical space of the viewer who has to move about the work to make sense of it.
In the absence of elaborate pictorial arrangements, the paintings appeal to a heightened
awareness of chromatic shift. The lines, which are cut through the panel early on in the process,
provide formal composition but also establish the physical attributes of the work. When painted and
reassembled each section is susceptible to the colours that radiate from the adjacent lines. It is this
interaction and diffusion of colour that gives each work’s simple compilation of sections its surprising
complexity and richness. Through a process of deconstruction and reconstruction, the key qualities
of form and light succeed in creating objects which focus our attentions on some of the mysteries of
SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES : 11, RUE BONAPARTE - PARIS 6E - T : +33 1 56 24 04 20
ILE SAINT-LOUIS : 4, RUE DE BRETONVILLIERS - PARIS 4E - T : +33 1 43 26 17 77
[email protected] - WWW.DUTKO.COM