Drawing from the rich tradition of iconography, as well as facilitating his extensive expertise in typography and architecture, Henrik Delehag’s aim is to create icons that both reflect upon, and informs the modern world.
Henrik Delehag was born 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden, and spent formative years in New Zeeland as a teenager. He received his formal education at Berghs in Stockholm. Since the year 2000 he resides in London.
To date he’s been part of the artist duo Benrik, together with Ben Carey. Their work spans best–selling books, films and tech innovation, and have been on show at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC. They have also creative directed numerous well–awarded commercial films.
He lives and works in a 19th century South London church tower. He is currently working on two exhibitions, as well as on a film project together with his wife, Tina Delehag ,planned for release in 2017.
HALSON K. & HENRIK DELEHAG
5 – 15 OCT 2016
at Daniel Crouch Rare Books
4 Bury St, SW1Y 6AB
Opening Tuesday 4th October 2016 from 5.30pm to 9.30 pm
For the third year Daniel Crouch Rare Books open his door to contemporary art and gives the opportunity to two emerging curators, Tamara Sanchez & Jonathan F Kugel, to each one introduce the work of an artist they defend.
Jonathan F. Kugel invites you to discover the work of his newest artist Henrik Delehag through a selection of his sketch-books.
Henrik Delehag’s sketch-books have been with him since childhood, each one representing a year of his life.
Henrik’s sketch-books don’t contain any sketches, each page is a work of art in its own right, together accumulating into unique, psycho-geographic narrative charting his love and losses in the city.
Tamara Sanchez will show a selection of works by Halson K. The series of photography entitled “Considering the Mood of Things” is an ongoing exploration of how the randomness of nature, how light and form upon detail can produce a sublime abstract image, and through its effect that abstraction, by accident or design, creates a mood or sensation communicated through the image.
There is no title, no distinct image, no intent to communicate anything other than a sense of awe. Halson’s depictions of moods are, evocative of great masters of the abstract and the likes of Pollack, Kline, Rothco, Motherwell and De Kooning.