Contemporary figurative painter Henry Asencio expresses poignant messages in his work.The artist’s approach adds a sensual element to his soulful yearnings and insightful observations. Asencio’s “Solace” is a commentary on the dichotomies of life and the search for refuge. Where and how we seek consolation from the tribulations of life is a very personal issue. He feels that true sanctuary may only be found within.
Here the artist depicts a pinnacle moment where strength is truly measured, not in glory, but in a moment where one gathers an unnoticeable perseverance. Where spirit remains latent and then blossoms and ignites the mind and body. Asencio’s muse suspended is cushioned in deep luxurious crimson and tinged with intense red. The essence of the painting is heightened with undulating hues that embellish her figure and lend itself to the passion of life. In an uncertain world, artist Henry Asencio encourages us to seek beauty in our lives, be in the present moment and gain solace in the fact that the power to overcome life’s obstacles lies within.