Henry Hudson's debut Unit London exhibition, Scapes
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Henry Hudson's debut Unit London exhibition, Scapes

Unit London is proud to present Scapes, Henry Hudson's first solo exhibition with the gallery. Through a wide range of colours, from prussian blue to crimson red, Hudson presents his latest body of work - a series of airscapes that speak of self-discovery and spirituality. 

Inviting viewers into the eternal, Hudson captures the way the light transforms the gilded skies at various seasons and times of day. Geographically titled, this body of work maps out a world of poetic scenes observed from miles above the ground, capturing the exhilarating sensation of flight. 

The artist begins his artistic process by mixing calcium salt, chalk, pigment and petroleum jelly, a concoction that is then applied onto aluminium boards and layered on top with a wide spectrum of raw pigments. Hudson physically cuts a horizontal line across the board, with a kidney tool that is traditionally used for ceramics. The act of cutting the line is surrendered to the process, resulting in unique shapes, mirroring the ungraspable beauty of the natural world. By cutting through the horizon line Hudson creates dimensionality, drawing the viewer deeper into the work’s atmosphere. 

The idea of balancing control and chaos is further enhanced with Hudson’s choice of displaying the paintings at alternating levels, while the horizon line runs uniformly through each work, creating a sense of continuity. Drawing from the idea that horizons reflect the cyclical nature of life, Hudson’s work incites the feeling of being connected to something bigger, encouraging the viewer to embark on metaphysical meditations on life lived and imagined.

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