Artist Steve Hendry

Silent Thoughts

Steve Hendry

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £2200.00 / $2928.64
Size 102 x 76 cm
Ref 21556

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Steve Hendry

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Media Oil on Canvas
Type Figure/Life
Price £1200.00 / $1597.44
Size 62 x 84 cm
Ref 21672
Born in Scotland, Hendry graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1996.

His ‘daring Bacon-esque figure studies’ have exhibited nationwide, grabbing the attention of critics, including W Gordon Smith and Ian Gale. His painting, ‘The New Seers’ achieved critical acclaim and won the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art Solo Exhibition award. Hendry is popular amongst professionals and creatives. His work has featured on the single sleeve of Snow Patrol’s Velocity Girl and is collected by the likes of Sister Bliss (‘Faithless’).

Hendry’s deliberate and dynamic approach to his figure painting aims to challenge the viewer with a compelling intimacy and intensity. His work seeks to unsettle or console our perceptions and sensibilities and has at times a vicious impact that is hard to ignore. His life-sized figures foment extremes of emotion through reaction, rapture or repulsion and continue to provoke huge debate and discussion.

Beneath the work’s surface, Hendry deals with narratives that are concerned with our relationship to each other, new technology, media, society and our environment. These underlying themes juxtapose the beauty, fragilities and tensions of the human condition.

Notwithstanding, a leading, challenging and fulfilling career as a figurative artist is not his only talent; he has diversified into photography, TV and film working as a Director, Cameraman and Editor world-wide. Winner of the Edinburgh International Film Festival Best Documentary/Short Film Award in 2003 and a Scottish Design Award in 2006, he has also been nominated for a Cannes Film Festival Award in 2000 and Royal Society Television Award in 2006.

He is currently living in Scotland, specializing in contemporary figurative painting whilst researching and developing a continuing body of work.


Education
1996 BA Hons Degree in Fine Art - Drawing and Painting
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions
2010 Hendry@Pittenweem, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife
Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh
Axolotl Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh

1997 The Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions
2013 Scotland Art Gallery
Bath Street, Glasgow
Perthshire Open Studios
Session House Gallery, Kirkmichael

2012 Perthshire Open Studios
Session House Gallery, Kirkmichael
Braemar Gallery
Braemar, Scotland

2011 The Sun Gallery
High Street, Newburgh
Scotland Art Gallery
Bath Street, Glasgow
Braemar Gallery
Braemar, Scotland

2010 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Arts Festival
3/3, Antigua Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Cambridge, Manchester and Newcastle Arts Fairs,
Axolotl Gallery
Flaubert Gallery
Flaubert Limited, Edinburgh
Axolotl Gallery
Dundas Street, Edinburgh

2009 148th RGI Annual Exhibition
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow
183rd RSA Annual Exhibition
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
SSA Winter Exhibition
George Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Flaubert Gallery
Flaubert Limited, Edinburgh

2008 Glasgow Art Fair
Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Annual Winter Exhibition
Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow
Flaubert Gallery
Flaubert Limited, Edinburgh
The Randolph Gallery Summer Show
Randolph Gallery, Edinburgh

Awards
1996 Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Award (Solo Exhibition)

Public Collections
Threshold Digital Art Space, Perth Concert Hall
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design