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Henry Coleman

Henry Coleman (b.1974, Harpenden, UK) previously studied at Goldsmiths College. Coleman’s work presses at the limits of the designed experience, bumping up against architecture, typography, signage and the decorative; reframing and making obvious the established edges of the aesthetic conditions that shape and reflect the societies, spaces and images that we move through. Drawing down on the historical material of social and visual momentum to illustrate and illuminate contemporary processes, the work is expressed through disparate forms and channels; large scale sculptural intervention, interviews, objects and print; pulling disparate elements together in a collision of place and image, history and information, sensation and knowledge to generate a disruptive and cohesive sculptural and conceptual body.

Scrape, an illuminated sculptural installation by Henry Coleman was displayed on the façade of the Royal Academy of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens in Spring 2014.


RA Schools graduate

RA Schools student from 2012 to 2015

Gender: male

Born: 1974