ANY QUESTIONS?
FEEL FREE TO CALL US
NYC Office
212-710-4330
         
 
HENRIK SIMONSEN | New Screenprint 'Yellow Light'
January 6th 2017
Henrik Simonsen’s most recent screenprint edition Yellow Light sees the artist use spring-inspired colours in this uplifting new piece, with mid blues, purples and pinks set against a vibrant yellow backdrop. Read more below.

Henrik Simonsen’s work is very much influenced by seasons and the natural world, and new screenprint edition Yellow Light is no exception. Taking its inspiration from the very first days of spring, when the sun has not yet quite reached the ability to radiate the warm glow of summer light, this new print is bright and intense, instantly transporting us to warmer climates.

Metaphorically, this piece is about new beginnings and possibilities. Early spring is the time when the natural world gradually awakes, with promises of what’s to come and excited anticipation about the future. As Henrik himself described: “Everything is starting and because nothing is fixed, you can dream big. The plants are breaking through the sometimes still hard ground and slowly stretching themselves towards the light. It’s the burst of life, promises and light that I wanted to try and capture.”

Working at Artizan Editions print studios in Gloucestershire, Henrik worked hard for some time to get the dominant yellow backdrop just right. The solution was to use an almost pure yellow pigment on top of another yellow, as printing onto white - which normally works well to intensify colours in screenprinting - was just not bright enough for what he was after.

The way Henrik works in the print studio is organic; he doesn’t start with a preconceived image that he then tries to replicate, but instead builds the picture as it develops, adding and removing parts as he goes along. For example, the bright green at the bottom in the middle was only added in when he felt another colour group needed to be involved, despite the fact that there was already a lot of colour present. By adding the green he felt the piece became more balanced; something that could possibly not have been predicted until a certain point in the making process.

Colour is an important part of Henrik’s working practice, and the relationship between each hue he chooses has to be perfect. Talking about colour with regards to Yellow Light, Henrik said: “Working in very bright colours you might feel that the full colour scales are open to you, but it’s surprising how quickly you can fence yourself into a narrow selection of options. But it was a lot of fun to work on this print.”

The rich and intense palette of this piece combined with its satisfying and beautifully thought out composition showing layers of new plants slowly coming to life around each other emanates exactly what the artist intended, resulting in an uplifting print that signifies a new start and exciting times ahead, perfect for the beginning of a new year.

See Yellow Light, along with other available works by Henrik Simonsen on his artist’s page here.
ANGIE DAVEY
Creative Director
HENRIK SIMONSEN
 
 
Recommended Reading
Through themes of identity and individuality, Delphine Lebourgeois tells stories about human psychology and social interaction. Working with several mediums, including collage, pencil, pen, ink and watercolour, the French artist creates her sceneries from various sources, transforming them digitally into arrangements; an artistic practice she has refined for more than a decade. In the print edition Bang Bang Girls, Lebourgeois introduced comic book references while exploring routes of lurking rebellion of a younger generation, challenging authorities as part of growing up and finding their personality. Released in 2016, Bang Bang Girls sets the tone in a bright, fresh and eye-catching narrative.
Read more ...
Recommended Reading
The moment Henrik Simonsen settled into the new studio in sprawling Kreuzberg in the summer of 2013, the Danish artist sat down and painted a love letter in three parts to the short Nordic summer. His move a few months earlier to this creative part of Berlin, would highlight a year of his practice where the colours in the works became fewer and the mark making more energetic, resulting in a series of scenic abstract serigraphs. Three screenprint editions, Magenta, Ochre and Scarlet, depict the days from late spring to the end of summer. A landscape flushed in the Nordic light; one Simonsen knows very well.
Read more ...
INTEREST IN EARLY PRINT EDITIONS BY LUCIE BENNETT
Pink Knickers
For more than a decade Lucie Bennett has been seducing viewers with her silhouette line drawings of haunting sirens, alluring pin-ups and supernatural nymphs. Her print editions from 2005 - 2012 are increasingly being requested by collectors.

If you own a print, such as Pink Knickers, Green Felt Tip Girl or Red Felt Tip Girl and you wish to sell, we have clients who are looking for select pieces. You can get in touch with us via the Contact page, which you can find here.
 
READ MORE
 
 
 
   
   
 
X | CLOSE
OUR NEWSLETTER
Sign up to our newsletter and receive our weekly news about the artworld
Perfecting a visual cultural exchange between East and West, Jacky Tsai is today a flourishing artistic talent. The… https://t.co/G8mRuDP9Lt
Photographer, jewellery designer and art book publisher. Growing up in Wyoming, Lisa Eisner was far from the trendy… https://t.co/kIZwxnIl7D
CLIENT SERVICES
-
US
United States
212-710-4330
-
US
Europe
+44 (0)20 3397 3676
-
US
Rest of the World
+44 20 3397 3676
 
 
SHARE
SHIPPING TO COUNTRY
United States
 
PAYMENT METHODS
 

CONTEMPORARY ART IN YOUR LIFE

(c) 1999-2020 Eyestorm Artica Worldwide Ltd.

The artworld delivered to your inbox