Henry Krusoe

My art seeks to facilitate encounters with strange images. To this end, I create pieces that utilize video projection, sculptural relief, and the interplay between these two techniques. Both mediums play with the phantasmagoric; they create illusions that an image or presence is really there when in fact it is not. The images I create with projected light are brittle; they disappear when someone blocks the projector beam or turns on the lights. Reliefs raise or sink portions of their surface to come closer to a more honest, three-dimensional existence which they cannot fully embody. The coexistence of the projector alongside a work of art, the inescapable one-sided-ness of relief, creates the impression of an imperfect attempt to appear before the viewer. The work of art is trying its best to be here with you.

I usually work in a figurative mode, trying to conjure image of something even if that something cannot easily be given a name.

What relevance do these apparitions have for Americans trying to make their way through the terrible possibilities of a new decade? Are my images as real as these dark prospects? What do they look like? What do they want to tell us? That is what I am attempting to discover.


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Contact Information

(626) 660-4046

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Artist Work

Ghost Riders in the Sky (2017)
Projection on Mixed Media Sculpture36x48x38”

Link to Ghost Riders in the Sky

Sons and Daughters (2018)
Video involving live projections

Sons and Daughters

Spring 2018

Looking Out to Sea (2019)
One-night site specific installation for SoundPedro 2018 hosted at Angels Gate Cultural Center .

Link to Looking Out to Sea