Bill Henson

Bill Henson presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 10 March 2017 to Sunday 27 August 2017

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Monday 19 September 2016.
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Photographs in this recent series continue Henson’s sensitive, sophisticated study of the human condition, which he has realised over his forty year career.

Each of the works included has a palpable sense of the cinematic and together they form a powerful and enigmatic imaginative statement. Like much of his work, there is little that is explicit, and rather the works propose open-ended narratives and capture a transitory sensation.

A powerful sense of mystery and ambiguity can be found within the images, heightened by the velvet-like blackness of the shadows and the striking use of chiaroscuro to selectively obscure and reveal the form of the nudes, sculptures and the landscape itself.

The exhibition is presented within the Level 2, 19th – 20th C Art & Design Galleries at NGV International. In this unexpected location Henson’s photographs can be seen in proximity to some of the masterpieces of the NGV Collection.