Home is pleased to be exhibiting work by Bill Henson in our ‘The Portrait’ exhibition on Wednesday. Join us for opening drinks from 6-8pm.
Bill Henson is a visionary explorer of twilight zones, between nature and civilization, youth and adulthood, male and female. His photographs are painterly tableaux that continue the traditions of romantic literature and painting. The use of chiaroscuro is common throughout his works, through underexposure and adjustment in printing. His photographs’ use of bokeh is intended to give them a painterly atmosphere. The faces of the subjects are often blurred or partly shadowed and do not directly face the viewer.
Pictured is Bill Henson, Untitled, Diptych, 1983-1984, C Type print. This artwork appears courtesy of Badger & Fox Gallery.