Henry Asencio

Radiance Original Oil on Board Painting Signed Contemporary Art

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Artist: Henry Asencio
Title: Radiance
Medium: Original Oil on Board
Size: 48” x 48” unframed ; 60” x 60” framed
Inscription: Signed
Year: 2006
Edition: Original
Condition: Good condition overall, request condition report for specific information
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity

Famous for his passionate figurative work, Henry Asencio’s “Radiance” is a bold, attention grabbing work befitting what we’ve come to expect from the artist. The use of red in both the foreground and background is a commanding presence that nicely highlights the female figure as the focal point. In “Radiance,” we see all the hallmarks of Asencio’s neo-impressionist style, including rich texture, heavy brushstrokes, and bright colors. As always in Asencio’s work, although the detailing is intentionally abstracted, a firm understanding of realism grounds his figurative work and lends it an important element of believability. At 48” x 48”, “Radiance” is unusually large for the artist, making it even more impactful when seen in person. Henry Asencio’s “Radiance” is signed by the artist and comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity.

Henry Asencio is an American figurative artist best known for his oil paintings of the female form. Born in 1971, he was a self-taught until his mid-twenties and experimented with several styles over the course of his art career. In 1999, he graduated from the San Francisco Academy of Art University and was selected as an Artist's Magazine finalist in portraiture. Initially considered a photorealist, Asencio’s ability to created extraordinarily lifelike renderings served as an ideal foundation for the individualized brand of neo-impressionism he would ultimately explore.

In 2000, Henry Asencio officially launched his fine art career with mixed media, limited edition prints. The prints combined elements of both lithography and serigraphy and were finished with hand painting. His new, neo-impressionist style has been referred to both abstract expressionism and abstract realism, combining elements from a range of artistic influences. His artwork features bold colors, heavy brushstrokes, and rich texture. His background in photorealism assures that the dimensions and forms are always believable, but Asencio’s art is fluid and intentionally imperfect in its execution.

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