Henry Hudson is a British artist who makes paintings, sculpture, etchings and performance based work. He graduated from Central St. Martins and lives and works in London.
For the past 7 years, Hudson’s medium of choice has primarily been plasticine. With this material creates paintings that have a depth and sculptural quality that cannot be replicated with oil paint. In preparation he softens the plasticine over a hotplate so that it can be manipulated with his fingers. It is then mixed, empastoed thickly on board in several layers of colour, finally sculpted and texturised with biros, paint brushes and other make-shift tools.
Hudson’s work thematically covers much ground from exploring social stereotypes, to satirising the madness of contemporary life. His scenes are often theatrical and at first glance appear playful, yet this humour masks a darker picture which reveals a grotesque and depraved version of humanity. Scattered throughout the works are references to political contemporary affairs, the idols of consumerism and obscene products of salacious desire. Hudson depicts a world that at first glance seems trapped in the depth of hedonistic excess, however closer inspection reveals glimpses of hope and reminders of the fundamentals that keep us grounded to a deeper lever of reality.
Hudson has exhibited internationally, including New York, Milan, Miami, Beijing Paris and Singapore.