Henry Hussey, ‘The Best And Worst Parts Of Ourselves (Diptych)’, 2019, Painting, Screen-Printed Flag, Dyed Linen, Dyed Yarn, Embroidery, Anima Mundi
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Henry Hussey

The Best And Worst Parts Of Ourselves (Diptych), 2019

Screen-Printed Flag, Dyed Linen, Dyed Yarn, Embroidery
65 × 37 2/5 in
165 × 95 cm
.
£7,500 - 10,000
Location
London, Penzance, St Ives, St. Ives
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Henry Hussey
British, b. 1990
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Henry Hussey works with appliqué, embroidery, digital printing, and silkscreening to create tapestry-like collaged textiles that address formative moments in his own life. Works like Grasping and Untitled 2, for example, incorporate embroidered and digitally printed details on carefully composed mixed textiles to address Hussey’s relationship with his grandfather and the fragmentation of memories. Inspired by religious sites and places of worship, Hussey works on a larger-than-life-sized scale to instill his works with a reverential, awe-inspiring quality and commanding presence. The use of vintage fabrics imbues Hussey’s artworks with both a physical and symbolic weight, weaving the history of previous owners and previous forms into his works to ultimately capture the emotive power of fabrics. The juxtaposition between contemporary, digitally printed and traditional, dyed or embroidered textiles builds urgency into Hussey’s art, creating an arresting visual and tangible tactility.

Henry Hussey, ‘The Best And Worst Parts Of Ourselves (Diptych)’, 2019, Painting, Screen-Printed Flag, Dyed Linen, Dyed Yarn, Embroidery, Anima Mundi
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Henry Hussey
British, b. 1990
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Henry Hussey works with appliqué, embroidery, digital printing, and silkscreening to create tapestry-like collaged textiles that address formative moments in his own life. Works like Grasping and Untitled 2, for example, incorporate embroidered and digitally printed details on carefully composed mixed textiles to address Hussey’s relationship with his grandfather and the fragmentation of memories. Inspired by religious sites and places of worship, Hussey works on a larger-than-life-sized scale to instill his works with a reverential, awe-inspiring quality and commanding presence. The use of vintage fabrics imbues Hussey’s artworks with both a physical and symbolic weight, weaving the history of previous owners and previous forms into his works to ultimately capture the emotive power of fabrics. The juxtaposition between contemporary, digitally printed and traditional, dyed or embroidered textiles builds urgency into Hussey’s art, creating an arresting visual and tangible tactility.

Henry Hussey

The Best And Worst Parts Of Ourselves (Diptych), 2019

Screen-Printed Flag, Dyed Linen, Dyed Yarn, Embroidery
65 × 37 2/5 in
165 × 95 cm
.
£7,500 - 10,000
Location
London, Penzance, St Ives, St. Ives
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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