Mike Henderson, ‘Silhouettes’, 2013, San Francisco Cinematheque: Benefit Auction 2016

Mike Henderson stacks, scrapes, and serrates his pigment, cultivating an unparalleled density and texture in his oils. The physicality of his approach coalesces with his belief that painting “comes from the ground, through you and out of you.” In Silhouettes, Henderson conjures an abstract universe, fields of multidimensional white over rough-hewn blocks of color. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Henderson has exhibited in many prominent institutions including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Artist's Description: With its thick impasto and bold brushwork, Henderson’s suggestive painting speaks through a muted palette of creams and corals, punctuated by tributaries of aqua and surprising bursts of orange and blue.

Work is in an acrylic box.

Signature: Signed, dated and titled on verso

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery

About Mike Henderson

American, b. 1944

Solo Shows

San Francisco,
Mike Henderson: Parallel Spaces