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The work of James Peter Henry plays with the human form, shapes, and anything else that comes to mind so that everyone who looks at a piece will see a different part of their own existence.
Heavily inspired by his surroundings, James strives to personify emotion on canvas. “Art, for me, is always about feelings. Sometimes this leads to a human-like form, other times it is the juxtaposition of patterns, and quite often it is a combination of several things including these two elements.”
Two major influences is Aboriginal and African art with Cubism consistently finding its way into many of the pieces.
Painting since he was a small child and growing up on a farm in country Victoria, Australia an overactive imagination has allowed James to create works only a few could create. The serenity of growing up in rural Australia gave life to the overactive imagination that fuels James urge to constantly create to this day.
Holding his first exhibition at the tender age of 17 in Hamilton, Australia to high acclaim, solidified in James mind this was his intended career path and he went on to secure his first job at an art gallery in Alice Springs (Central Australia) that housed art solely from Aboriginal Australian artists. Having lived in several major cities in Australia (including Sydney and Melbourne) and fortunate to travel the world extensively, James art has had many influences and led to experimenting with various styles and approaches.