About the Artist

This first body of works by Henry Edwards draws technical inspiration from both the renowned Melbourne Street Art Scene and traditional art practice. It offers a confronting surrealistic interpretation of the artist’s observations and experiences of the mental health and substance abuse issues prevalent amongst his peers.

Henry Edwards is an emerging artist whose work has evolved from an already well developed skill base inspired by the streets of Melbourne and through the pursuance of traditional art education. He has been mentored by some of the leading Melbourne ‘old school’ graffiti artists and has established a reputation within the Melbourne Street Art Scene.

In this collection of works on canvas and paper he has amalgamated the techniques of the streets with traditional art practice. The aesthetic is current but also reflects a fascination with artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco and Frida Kahlo and the writing of Dante as the artist endeavors to articulate the continuing and recurring patterns in human thinking and behavior.