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About Henriquez

Al paints

My style is Primitive Realism.  It would seem that the term immediately contradicts itself.  However it’s perfectly logical for me and my style of fractured realism, alongside the word primitive.  Primitive as in indigenous.  Indigenous as in folk music, the blues, or wild and hard like be-bop.  Be-bop as in the American art form, jazz.  Spiritual as in godlike, emotional intensity, childlike intensity.  Primitive as in raw.  Raw as in real.  Real as in the true depiction of this life and the emotions that fill our spirits in it.  When I paint my senses are bombarded with the beauty, harshness, and mystery of this life.  This is my vision of the world, Primitive Realism

- Henriquez

Contact: primitiverealism@aol.com