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