American Art Collector
Power of Three
The artwork of contemporary abstract artist Henry Asencio will be on view at Savina in San Diego, California, for a special one-day exhibition on March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Titled Trinity, the exclusive event showcases new original works by Asencio arranged in sets of three. Guests can also enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as part of the evening’s festivities
Part of the allure of the upcoming show is the exploration of the various painting techniques the artist has honed over the years. Asencio primarily paints the human figure; his distinctive style features sweeping colors and loose brushwork that create a highly textured aesthetic.
“These paintings focus on the essence of the mood through a combination of abstraction and realism in a timeless setting. My goal is to strip away anything that distracts from universality or spirit of the painting,” says Asencio. “One of the defining characteristics of my art is that its sensuality often attracts the viewer’s
attention, but it’s the abstraction that sustains the viewer’s interest for years to come.”
The paint feels almost three-dimensional in Harmony II, in which a woman poses with her back to the viewer. The muscle forms in her body are enhanced by the energetic brushstrokes of vivid blues and purples that surround her. In Eternal Beauty, the hourglass figure of a woman in a deep blue evening dress is punctuated by a stark background of scarlet.
“I fell in love with the dynamism of Henry Asencio’s art with the very first glance,” says Carl S., a collector of the artist’s work. “The colors were so vivid and the images always left me creating in my mind so many different finishings.”
“My passion comes from a deep appreciation for nature, emotion or the figure. It is a privilege to have the freedom to paint the way that I feel and to share my art around the world,” says the artist. “It is really difficult to overstate my gratitude for painting what I want and expressing it true to the way I feel it.”
Savina 1388 Kettner Boulevard • San Diego, CA 92101 www.asenciostudio.com