Henry Asencio

Exhilaration Original Oil on Board Painting Contemporary Art

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Artist: Henry Asencio
Title: Exhilaration
Medium: Original Oil on Board
Size: 16” x 20” unframed ; 28” x 32” Framed
Inscription: Signed
Year: 2008
Edition: Original
Condition: Good condition overall, request condition report for specific information
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity

While always brimming with passion, Henry Asencio’s modern era art also contains layers of more complex emotions. The dark, richly textured background of “Exhilaration” creates an evocative tone for the original oil on board painting. Although the multitude of colors and deeply textured brushstrokes of the background are chaotic on their own, they work in harmony to still allow the female figure to be the focal point of the work. Created in Asencio’s neo-impressionist style, “Exhilaration” contains elements of both realism and abstraction.
Henry Asencio’s “Exhilaration” 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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