Henry Woolway's canvases are a response to the slowed down pace of life during lockdown. In his monochromatic works colours are substituted for textures, layering, paint effects and space.
The simplicity of Henry’s choice of colour palette and the paired back aesthetic leaves the viewer to consider the brushstrokes, some of which are carefully composed and others are left to chance. The seams, edges and materiality of the canvas also become points of interest, lending the works an earthy, textural feel. Focusing on these details which are set within an abstract work can have a meditative effect. Henry describes his paintings as “calm moments, a much-needed breather letting the world careen back to life".
Recent Exhibitions: Slate, Bridewell Studios & Gallery, Liverpool, July 2020.