Beric Henderson is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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I spent most of my spare time since childhood writing, drawing or painting in order to unleash my rather untethered imagination. I undertook two years of formal art classes in 1998-1999 at the St. George TAFE in Kogarah, Sydney to help gain the technical skills and confidence to experiment with paint and charcoal and develop my own style. Since that time I have painted in oils and acrylics, producing a repertoire of expressionistic and surrealistic works that can best be described as haunting, moody and provocative. The feel and mood in my works are influenced by art, literature and cinema, in particular works by artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Franz Kafka, H.R. Giger and Alfred Hitchcock. My art work is sometimes ambiguous in nature, addressing that fuzzy milieu between light and dark, and leaving interpretation up to the viewer. Recent pieces, such as “The Hitchhiker 2004”, “The Driver 2006” and “Who do you trust? 2007”, borrow from popular culture and the cinematic influences of film noir to create a window into my own imagined world. I try and paint compositions taken from fragments of my dreams or from spontaneous sketches inspired by my subconcious musings.