Henderson Cisz – Living In A Cityscape

L'Arc de Triomphe by Henderson Cisz

L'Arc de Triomphe by Henderson Cisz

Henderson Cisz has to be one of the most talented artists when it comes to painting something as complex as a cityscape. Not only can he bring the whole scene alive but he keeps you hooked, watching and wondering where everyone is going. He plays with colour and brush strokes in ‘L’Arc de Triomphe’ offering a mid-afternoon glimpse of Paris after rain. The road looks slick whilst the pitter-patter of footprints give the pavement a completely different feel. Cisz states,

“I love the effect that weather has on the urban landscape and must confess to a particular fondness for the rain! Not only does it cast interesting shadows and reflections on the slick sidewalks, but it also dictates the stance of the figures. Their slightly defensive postures and hunched shoulders lend a very specific, and to my mind curiously engaging, mood to the overall scene.”

What gives his work really optimism is the way he back lights the distance, where everything in the foreground should be silhouetted, it is brilliantly lit to reveal all. His endless use of colour keeps you searching for more. ‘Along The Southbank’ and this piece are both in box canvas form, finished with a beautiful black frame.

City Visions II by Henderson Cisz

City Visions II by Henderson Cisz

Henderson’s ‘City Visions’ are fascinating pieces of work, firstly for their atmosphere and secondly for their use of colour. Cisz uses flashes of red throughout, which only reveal themselves once the viewer starts looking. What really makes his work sing, is if the viewer has a personal relationship with the place, it is not just a picture but a memory.

City Visions III by Henderson Cisz

City Visions III by Henderson Cisz

Born in Brazil in 1960, Henderson Cisz grew up in a small village near Maringa. His talent for painting was clear from as early age, but he never considered pursuing a career as an artist. Instead he entered the banking profession and continued to enjoy painting as a hobby. By the mid 1980s however, Henderson Cisz had become convinced that art meant more to him than banking! In 1986 he moved to London in order to study painting, and to make his passion his profession. He has never looked back and now paints full time in his London studio.

A seasoned traveller, Henderson Cisz has spent time in Europe, Australia and of course his native South America. While he loves the ocean and has always found it a source of inspiration and joy, he is also a true city-dweller, and many of his most inspirational works feature scenes from the world’s most beautiful cities. Painting in acrylic, oil or watercolour on canvas, Henderson Cisz’s trademark palette utilises cool, soft tones to convey the atmosphere of his subject. His works are regularly displayed in London galleries and at international art fairs.

Along the Southbank by Henderson Cisz

Along the Southbank by Henderson Cisz

For more information on Henderson Cisz or to purchase his work please visit:

Henderson Cisz at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively ring 01543 502971
Or email info@artworx.co.uk

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