Henry Symonds

Henry Symonds

  • Biography

    Henry Symonds is an artist and educator.
    Born in South Africa he has been a New Zealand citizen for thirty years.
    He is the recently retired Director of Academics at Whitecliffe in Auckland (New Zealand’s leading private Arts, Design, Fashion and Technology school).
    In the role of Senior Lecturer Henry still teaches on the undergraduate programme and supervises graduate students in the Fine Arts and Photo Media department.
    He has exhibited internationally for many years and is represented in public and corporate collections in South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He is represented in several private collections in South Africa, New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
    Henry’s work is strongly influenced by the American artist Richard Diebenkorn, especially his Ocean Park series with their structural abstractions (lines and spaces) and George Braque’s interiors and still-life work after his cubist period.
    Outside of his studio practice and his teaching Henry’s research interests include discourses around identity within the specific ambit of diasporic, immigrant and postcolonial settler cultures.

  • Influences

    Henry’s work is strongly influenced by the American artist Richard Diebenkorn, especially his Ocean Park series with their structural abstractions (lines and spaces) and George Braque’s interiors and still-life work after his cubist period.

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Henry Symonds

Cloisonne - Studio Lockdown
60 x 120 cm Acrylic on canvas - diptych $3,200.00

Henry Symonds

Studio Lockdown - Winter
100 x 100 cm Acrylic on canvas $2,900.00