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Artist‚Äôs own website - Born in Latvia, beneficiary of a rigorous academic art and scenografic training, Henrijs has lived in Riga, Berlin and London. A Hackney resident for the last decade, the urban biography is relevant, arguably a touchstone against which his practice might be tested and declared genuine, relevant. rodbarton.com
Born from a family of Russian and Latvian artists, Preiss absorbed a vast knowledge of multi-cultural compositional methods from medieval religious iconography, Taoist diagrams, Cabbalist symbolism, Ancient Cartography through to his Father‚Äôs own admiration for Kandinsky‚Äôs abstract works. At the centre of Preiss‚Äôs radiating and visionary mandalas he repeats what appears to be an alchemical formula or planetary cyclicality. sesameart.com
Henrijs Preiss paints most unusual works that are at once both old and new, exotic and familiar to all. Having studied in the Academy system in Latvia and coming from a family of Latvian and Russian artists, Henrijs has an in-depth knowledge of the compositional and spatial structures used in the creation of medieval religious icons. whitechapelgallery.org
Henrijs Preiss at Whitechapel Gallery show ‚ÄúEast End Academy: The Painting Edition‚ÄĚ 9 July-30 August 2009 beautifuldecay.com
Henrijs Preiss in Beautiful Decay magazine - Henrijs Preiss was born in Latvia, and has lived in Riga, Berlin and London. His Russian Icon and Italian Renaissance influenced paintings are pretty sweet. Preiss translates archetypal symbols from Islam, Judaism and Christianity into textured paintings composed of gold, silver and red.