Henrik Jonsson works in various materials such as clay, plaster, wax, jesmonite, bronze, aluminium, lead and oil paint, but equally important sources of inspiration in his works are his interest in Art history, techniques and references to older traditions. Jonsson is constantly exploring the canon of Art history with great craftsmanship by placing iconic works in the present. He creates physical flashbacks and representations of already existing ideas based on his own subjective experience of the original piece. He translates painting into sculpture, releases elements and projects them into new architectural spaces and contexts.
Henrik Jonsson was born in Stöde in 1991 and lives and works in Stockholm. He graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in spring 2018. Jonsson’s work has been presented in a variety of solo and group exhibitions. He has received scholarships from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the Grafström-Sandqvistska Fund, Eva and Hugo Bergman’s Fund and the Tallbostipendiet.