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John Henderson

Type, 2016

Copper electrotype
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
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Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
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John Henderson
American, b. 1984
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Working in a range of mediums, John Henderson aims to unite two seemingly irreconcilable pursuits: industrial production and gestural expressionism. His practice centers on painting, which he uses as the building block for projects in sculpture, photography, and performance; his works range from aluminum castings of thickly impastoed paintings to photographs of painted-over photographs. “I am interested in a rather outdated conception of the painterly gesture, or the ‘artist’s touch,’ as a kind of signifier of originality,” he once said in an interview with Maurizio Cattelan. “Aspects of the originals are very much present in the final works, but there is always a loss of information inherent to the translation, a distance from the original. They are not copies. They are closer to documentation.” His performance/video works include Cleaning (2010), an inversion of performative Abstract Expressionist painting in which he mopped the floor of his studio clean.

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Working in a range of mediums, John Henderson aims to unite two seemingly irreconcilable pursuits: industrial production and gestural expressionism. His practice centers on painting, which he uses as the building block for projects in sculpture, photography, and performance; his works range from aluminum castings of thickly impastoed paintings to photographs of painted-over photographs. “I am interested in a rather outdated conception of the painterly gesture, or the ‘artist’s touch,’ as a kind of signifier of originality,” he once said in an interview with Maurizio Cattelan. “Aspects of the originals are very much present in the final works, but there is always a loss of information inherent to the translation, a distance from the original. They are not copies. They are closer to documentation.” His performance/video works include Cleaning (2010), an inversion of performative Abstract Expressionist painting in which he mopped the floor of his studio clean.

John Henderson

Type, 2016

Copper electrotype
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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