Anton Henning links together a network of ironic borrowings and references from recent art history that extends to the era of Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon.
Interiors, still lifes and pin-up nude figures are surrounded by and steeped in abstract patterns and arabesques.
In his latest series of works, the artist responds to a male nude painted by Théodore Géricault (1791–1824). His treatment of colour and visual space makes it clear that in studying Géricault’s work he is primarily interested in the possibilities offered by painting.
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