Size: 44"W x 44"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2012
Ready to Hang
INFLUENCE, METHODS AND PROCESS
My interest as an artist is to provide a visual reference from which the viewer can be re-introduced to art history. My Fragments are stimulated from the passion of one artist to another showing a wide range of influences, including sources from the Renaissance to contemporary artists. The art that I have produced represents values that evoke the humanism and eroticism of the Old Masters and the conceptualism and innovation of the New Masters.
My art is a reflection of my own journey and a self-communication of vision and experience that reaches beyond a single moment in time, I hope that someone will enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it. My work emphasizes freedom of creativity, the right to use and abuse imagery; including masterpieces, for personal aesthetic reasons and as a response to my space and time.
Henry Ballate is University Professor of Art History. Specializes in Modern art, with particular interests in classical iconography, from the Renaissance to popular culture images. Henry's artwork is instantly recognizable through his use of well-known visual arts iconography. His pieces use historical works of art that deal with provocative and suggestive themes as a foundation augmenting them with today's popular images. He creates these works by mixing traditional methods of painting with innovative techniques creating new works that are rooted in art history while retaining contemporary relevance.