Kirk Henriques

Region: MFA Annual

 As a painter I explore the connections between figures and landscapes, and how they both impact each other. I paint figures that are at odds with their surroundings and simultaneously integral to them. These multilayered portrayals speak to the complexity of a person, exploring the visible that is obscure and the visible that is perceptible. My method of ripping, incising, painting, drawing, and incorporating mixed media creates a new figure that is meant to jolt the viewer out of their comforting perceptions, assumptions, and perspectives.