Born in 1974, Henry Falzon comes from decades of fine-art photography, artistic practice and life-long learning. Henry was never comfortable following traditional and 'proper' art paths. Instead Henry thrives on individualism, and off-the-beaten path practices.
Henry's repertoire of work, spanning three decades, is wide ranging - from photography to charcoal sketches to engineering drawings. Its never a boring day in Henry's studio.
Undeniably, Henry's flagship artistic output is the popular Pastel series. His pastels are an extension of his photography, only better, in the sense that Henry reinterprets his images as they are drawn on paper and given a creative overhaul; recomposed, refocused, repurposed.... Colour and composition are given total devotion. The resulting work is often most pleasing to the eye, gladly departing beyond the familiarly mundane.
Its difficult to box Henry's work into one category. His work is very much driven by exploration and quests that make him hop and skip train tracks, do U-turns, break norms, back tracks and course changes - all these are parts of the game. The ebb and flow of life is there. Noting is fixed and there is an urgency to explore all nooks and crannies of life.
''Making my art, its like riding the bicycle. I make decisions on the fly. Like the bicycle ride, you cannot look too much into the distance, but neither can you afford to look too close to the ground below...Its a mix of instincts, vague destinations and plenty of effort...
"You’re welcome on board of my journey...''
Henry Falzon is based in Malta