Henry Coleman’s work operates at the borders of designed experience, bumping up against architecture, typography, signage and the decorative; reframing and making obvious the established edges of the aesthetic conditions that shape and reflect the societies, spaces and images that we move through.
Drawing down on the historical material of social and visual momentum to illuminate contemporary processes, the work is expressed through disparate forms and channels; large scale sculptural intervention, interviews, objects and print; pulling disparate elements together in a meeting of place and image, history and information, sensation and knowledge to generate a disruptive and cohesive sculptural and conceptual body.
Solo exhibitions include; My Sky, Chalton Gallery, 2017; Scrape, Royal Academy, 6 Burlington Gardens, 2015; About Now: Henry Coleman, Bloomberg Space, 2012 and Henry Coleman, greengrassi, London, 2004. Selected group exhibitions include: Seperados al Nacer, Salon Nacional de Artistas, Colombia; Telon with Cristina Schiavi, Museo MACRO Argentina and Perfect, Balice Hertling at home, Paris (Curated by Charlotte Moth).
Coleman is the recipient of Arts Collecting Society Prize, Royal Academy Schools Sculpture prize and an Arts Foundation Fellowship for “Art in the Urban Space”. Coleman’s work is held in the collections of Jumex, Norton Consulting and Grimshaw Architects.
Image: Una Mapa, Una Lista. Edition produced for ‘You Can’t Choose Your Neighbours’, SOMA, Mexico DF, 2014.