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Henri Sarla

Born in: 1959

Belgium

Biography

Henri Sarla was born in Belgium in 1959. He started his career teaching art to disabled children and then entered the graphic industry. In 2002, he started to paint with oil, a technique which he learned thanks to an intensive practice and the reading of ancient manuals. During the following years, he experimented with various ways of doing, from the glacis technique of the Flemish Primitives to the impressionist techniques.

One finds in his paintings a refusal of useless details, as well as a marked interest in composition, developed through his job as graphic designer and his many years practicing photography.

Fascinated by empty spaces, time and memory, Henri Sarla showed us the abandoned architectures of the seaside resorts along the North Sea. Austere marines, lines of horizon, lines of waves, puddles of grey water, and in the foreground, sometimes a breakwater or a dyke, and a few elements of urban furniture, the only clues of a human presence.

His works have as model amateur photographs which were re-worked by numerous sketches and re-composed by computer, and then painted in muted tones. Despite the nearly-obsessive references to the Belgian coast of the 1960's and 70's, the overwhelming impression in those works is that of a universe where the spatial and temporal marks fade away.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Nude

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Landscape

  • Painting Architecture

  • Painting Oil

  • Belgian Artist

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In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Beach Girl I, Painting

Henri Sarla

Beach Girl I, 2018
36.2 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,063

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Beach Girl II, Painting

Henri Sarla

Beach Girl II, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,299

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Seaside 3, Painting

Henri Sarla

Seaside 3, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,178

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Seaside 1, Painting

Henri Sarla

Seaside 1, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,178

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Seaside 5, Painting

Henri Sarla

Seaside 5, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,178

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Seaside 4, Painting

Henri Sarla

Seaside 4, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,178

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Seaside 2, Painting

Henri Sarla

Seaside 2, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,178

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Strange Times, Painting

Henri Sarla

Strange Times, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,416

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, The Black Swan, Painting

Henri Sarla

The Black Swan, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,416

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, The Passenger, Painting

Henri Sarla

The Passenger, 2013
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,416

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Girl With Go Cart, Painting

Henri Sarla

Girl With Go Cart, 2014
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,416

In time for Christmas
Henri Sarla, Polaroid, Painting

Henri Sarla

Polaroid, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$4,901

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