Osborne Samuel Gallery are proud to support Sean Henry’ solo exhibtion at Glyndebourne Opera House this summer.
Sean Henry depicts anonymous people. His works are a penetrating examination of the lived experience. The sculptures exist alongside us but go beyond the narrow limits of simply imitating life through subtle changes to scale, colour and material. His figures embody and evoke interior live but they are ambiguous, allowing us room to bring our own reflections.
This desire to enable a narrative for his figures has parallels to the theatrical experience. Many of the artworks on display at Glyndebourne draw on theatre and opera as part of their inspiration, making the Summer Festival an enriching environment in which to experience the work.
All the sculptures are created in clay, cast in bronze and then painted and this innovative approach has put Henry at the forefront of the current renaissance of painted sculpture.
Sean Henry’s work will be exhibited throughout the Festival: 18 May – 25 August.