In his spiritual quest to reach far beyond paint and canvas, Henry Asencio’s abstract figurative works speak to the viewer on many visceral levels. Deep and powerful in artistic intention, much of Asencio’s work is about change, growth, and the revelation of the human spirit.
Enlightenment is a work of art that exemplifies times of growth, when the inner voice rings clear with a message of understanding in an ever changing world of chaos. Asencio’s desire to seek evolution within his art allows his spirit to create and his figures to replace his thoughts and words.
The artist’s muse is poised as if to contemplate a new-found consciousness. The white sheet gently falling from the figure is used to suggest the casting off of layers of limitations and outside influences to embrace truth. As he renders her body, contemplates her thoughts, and paints furiously to expose her very essence, we are captivated by his ability to awaken our soul’s enlightenment. Asencio’s paintings, like any spiritual journey, are an unique and highly personal experience.