The Black Lodge

18 January to 24 January 2010


Solo Project at the London Art Fair

Henrijs Preiss’ paintings are an exploration into our most fundamental symbolic languages. He starts by drawing on symbolic systems that have been used over the centuries to encode esoteric and forbidden knowledge: Judaic Kabala, Hindu Mandala, alchemic astrolabes, medieval starcharts, and Masonic symbols and architecture. These Henrijs brings together within compositional frameworks often borrowed from Orthodox Icon painting to create works that are both viscerally exotic and strangely familiar – somehow spiritual, but decidedly unreligious.

Installation Images