We were lucky enough to first discover his delicate work with our own eyes in Norway. Henrik is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner.
Henrik explores the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty. The atmosphere in his subject matter is often presented in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism. His focus on atmospheres rather than narratives and realism leaves his painting open for many interpretations.
For The Crystal Ship Henrik created a stunning portrait that got the neighbourhood very excited. The people living opposite the mural eagerly followed the progression and are loving their new view. There was no surprised the new mural attracted many visitors and snappers as well during the opening weekend.
Scroll down to see some progress shots. A big thanks to Henrik for his availability and to the Crystal Ship team for having us!