Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson is a contemporary British artist known for his uniquely textured paintings sculpted from plasticine. Often referencing the work of earlier artists such as Henri RousseauWilliam Hogarth, and Hieronymus Bosch, Hudson depicts jungle scenes and dystopian worlds which seem to pulsate and grow from the wall. “I really believe that artists are curious characters, and that if something is picked up, especially in the studio, it should be pushed, studied, explored, burnt, punched, pulled apart, had the elements thrown at it, smoothed, squashed and turned on its head,” he has said. Born in 1982 in Bath, United Kingdom, he studied at Ampleforth College and later received a degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2005. Mainly working as a performance artist but inspired by heavily laden oil paintings of Leon KossoffFrank Auerbach, and Lucian Freud, he began to employ plasticine to approximate the aesthetic of their work. Hudson has gone on to be the subject of exhibitions in the United Kingdom and abroad. The artist currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom.