The exhibition presents a new series of paintings, made with dry oil and charcoal on linen. Drawing on both his Western upbringing and Iranian heritage, Curchod renders themes of history, cultural exchange, brutality and kindness in his paintings and sculptures. Moving between the personal, global and imagined, his colourful and richly textured works play with notions of intimacy and memory. His paintings have the capacity to delight with their beauty and engagement with the romantic and sensational while not shying away from the gravity and untidiness of the real world. Curchod's works evoke a distant and dreamlike sensibility, slowly unfolding the visual narratives.
Henry Curchod (b. 1992, Palo Alto, USA), currently lives and works in London. He obtained a BA/BFA from the University of New South Wales in 2014. His recent solo exhibitions include: 'Rice is god's dandruff', Chauffeur, Sydney, Australia (2022); 'Set your friends free', MAMOTH, London, England (2021); ‘Sharing the Sky’, Sumer Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand (2021); ‘Inside head, outside head’, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia (2021).
Recent group exhibitions include: 'Felix Art Fair', Gallery Vacancy, Los Angeles, United States of America(2023); 'In Between', Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China; 'Of Foxes and Ghosts', MAMOTH, London (2022), England; 'In Between', Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China (2022); 'Vacant II', Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China (2022); 'Art SG', Gallery Vacancy, Singapore (2022); 'Distance is Comfort', Chauffeur, Sydney, Australia (2022); 'Cave International 4.0', LAILA, Athens, Greece (2022); 'Steige 13', LAILA, Vienna, Austria (2022); ‘It’s raining inside’, Lon Gallery, Melbourne Australia (2021); ‘Strange Paradigm’, Yngspc (curated by Kate Mothes) *virtual exhibition; and ‘Nasha’, Nasha Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2021).
Selected Awards and Residencies: Edwin Oostmeijer/ PPP Residency, Amsterdam (2023); Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Finalist (2021); Fortyfive Emerging Art Award (2017); Belle Magazine Art Prize, Winner (2016), etc.