Size: 24"W x 18"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
2013 was a year of change, and in a way my art changed too. There was a lapse of nearly a decade between my major body of work in 2002-2003 and the work of 2013. I had so much to put down things exploded and came out from all over the place. This particular painting was from a group of about 4 where items from my daily living and items which in a way stayed in my head for long enough, came out onto this work. I find the technique rather honed, the objects rather prolific and finished. Yet there are these fingers which deform and twist themselves. To me, it symbolizes the effort requiring me to prepare for a new life with changed or added family, re-locating, and work. I am excited to see where the art takes me next, as the items are being subconsciously collected for my future works.
John Henrikson was born in Oakland, California, USA in 1979 and raised on a pig farm in Galt, in between Sacramento and Stockton. The son of music teacher and airline pilot / pig farmer, John has always been interested in the arts specifically drawing in oil pastel. He majored in Visual Arts – Painting at University of California at San Diego (UCSD) graduating in 2002. Having done multiple college shows, John has twice appeared in the San Diego Artwalk. John continued painting throughout his life as his career has bounced between IT consulting and competitive golf. In the last 15 years he has lived in San Diego, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the US while spending nearly 7 years living in Sweden, The Netherlands and Spain abroad. John’s travels have inspired his latest works which were completed in 2013 while living in The Hague, The Netherlands. As always thank you for your time and continued support.