Many artists have been influenced by street art methods and techniques and are utilizing less conventional mediums for their creations, bringing the street art they create back indoors to a more formal setting. Frank Henriquez’s exciting and provocative exhibition, “Archangels”, takes us for a stroll down an alley where urban expressionism and traditional painting meet. His use of unconventional materials such as stencil cutouts, and spray paint on recycled materials; glass, windows, doors, and plywood, is an ode to urban street art. His choice of subject matter rooted firmly in social political issues, bringing awareness to these issues in his work also suggests the strong influences of street art.
Visual artist, Frank Henriquez, a native of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba began his art studies at the age of 14 at the Instituto de Instructores de Arte, and at the age of 16 was offered a scholarship and enrolled in an intensive course for gifted artists in Cuba sponsored by Juan Miguel Suarez, one of Cuba’s most recognized realist artists. Henriquez immigrated to the United States at the age of 19 in search of better opportunities. He specializes in mixed medium expressionistic painting, his inspiration comes from a combination of street art, expressionism, and realistic tattoo art.
He began tattooing professionally at the age of 28 and is sought after and respected for his realistic figures and impeccable lines. In 2015 he presented his first exhibition at the Clio Art Center in New York, NY. He continues to work diligently on creating new and exciting pieces for upcoming exhibitions from his studio in Miami, FL.
We at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, are proud to offer you “Archangels” an exhibition where we capture the essence of this celebrated style and bring it back to its origins, if only for a limited time.
By: Frank Henriquez
General Admission: $1 entry donation
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Posted by: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center