Henryk studied Three Dimensional Design at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. After moving to London he worked for Harvey Nichols display dept., designing and producing some of their famous window displays. During his time there he was introduced to the field of decorative painting, and has worked as a decorative artist and prop maker since, specialising in ‘faux marbling’ including contributing to a number of books on the subject. 

In recent years, using some of the skills and processes from these fields, he has directed his talents to ‘fine art’. His work quickly evolved from painted expressionistic compositions to 3D sculptures and installations, most recently experimenting with crumpled paper and light. 

He chooses techniques which enable him to achieve ‘random’ effects in colour and form, which when coupled with superimposed boundaries, create a certain tension. By means of this tension between randomness and control he seeks to create and evoke emotional impact. Henryk works intuitively and spontaneously, with passion and wit, deliberately leaving his works untitled so as not to interfere with the visual expression and perception of his art. 

Henryk is a member of the Free Painters & Sculptors (FPS), the Association of Polish Artists in Britain (APA), and Brent Artists Resource (BAR)

henrykterp@gmail.com

Recent Group Exhibitions

2018

  • The London Ultra @ the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, for FPS. Received 'Special Commendation' Joint curator of the exhibition
  • First prize for '100 yrs Poland Independence' competition and exhibition for POSK @Galeria Posk
  • 'Friends of Interpretable Spaces' for Degrees of Freedom, @St Augustine's Tower, Hackney
  • Art in the Wood  - pop-up exhibition at Clitterhouse Farm, NW2. Participant & curator
  • '60 years of APA' @Galeria Posk, and @Ognisko Polish Hearth Club SW7
  • 'FPS at the Muse' for FPS @Muse Gallery, Portobello Rd.
  • 'Shaping the Space' members show for APA @Galeria Posk

2017

  • 'Not by Appointment do we Meet Delight' @ Studio Expurgamento, Camden 
  • APA Autumn members show @ POSK gallery
  • 'Free' FPS members show @ Clerkenwell Gallery
  • Art Apart @ Maida Vale
  • Animals in the Light, for Rickshaw House Galley @ St Mary Magdalene church crypt, Paddington
  • APA Spring members show @ POSK gallery
  • 'A Free Moment' FPS members show @ OXO gallery 

2016 

  • FPS members show @ Menier Gallery, London Bridge
  • Clitterhouse Arts Festival, London NW2,  - pop-up installation
  • Magic of Light, for Rickshaw House Gallery @  St Mary Magdalene church crypt, Paddington
  • FPS Summer members show @ Fitzrovia Galley

2015

  • FPS Open Exhibition @ Menier Gallery, London Bridge
  • Pure Painting @ BAR gallery
  • Opposite Fields
  • Deja Vu -  for BAR @ Willesden Gallery
  • Figure & Portrait @ BAR gallery
  • Black and White @ BAR gallery

2014

  • Art-itecture @ BAR gallery
  • Cricklewood Open Studios
  • Artist Culture Zone @ the Tabernacle, Notting Hill
  • Humble Origins @ BAR gallery
  • 'Play' @ BAR gallery

2013

  • Chrysalis - @ Electric House, Willesden
  • Transformations @ BAR gallery
  • BAR Summer exhibition @ BAR gallery
  • Colour & Light @ BAR gallery

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 – Painting, at BAR gallery, London NW2
  • 2012 - Paintings, at the Windmill Hotel, London
  • 1994 - ‘The Art of Decorative Painting’ at Café Rico, London W11
  • 1979 - ‘Sculpture from Architecture’ at Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, Bromsrove

   

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