Henri Deparade portrait - Photo via htw-dresden de

Henri Deparade/ Henri Deparade

Germany 1951

Painting, Prints

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Henri Deparade
Henri Deparade
Male
Germany
1951

Artists have explored a large variety of themes and unanswered questions through art, both widely recognized and personal. Leaving their product for the viewers to interpret, it is the one quality of art that makes it possible for the artist and the person looking at the depiction to communicate, causing an endless flow of information and thought. Demonstrating this continuous stream in his works, Henri Deparade emphasizes the very notion of interchange on several levels as he blends the background with the figures in constant movement across the canvas.

Henri Deparade - Konfrontation X
Henri Deparade – Konfrontation X

Recognition of Talent

Currently a professor for sketching and painting at the HTW (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft) in Dresden, Henri Deparade followed a 20 year-long road of art exploration before reaching his current title. Starting his studies at the University for Art and Design in Halle “Burg Giebichenstein” in the department for painting and graphic in 1972, he graduated in 1977 and had worked as an artistic assistant before becoming a professor. Exhibiting prolifically during his career, he participated in nearly 200 shows which include group and solo shows, international art fairs, as well as being a part of various art projects. His work has been included in public and private collection that can be found in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, USA, Belgium, and Italy.

Exhibiting prolifically, Henri Deparade participated in nearly 200 shows

Henri Deparade - Penelope 4, 2004
Henri Deparade – Penelope 4, 2004

Merging the Forms

Although largely opened to interpretation, the work of Henri Deparade always features intertwining of elements with an uncanny allure, standing as a metaphor for the dialogue between different styles and techniques. Constantly in motion, his figures demonstrate a parallel drawn between several different entities: there’s often a battle for coexistence within the canvas between male and female figures; all of Deparade’s subjects blend with the background, forming a certain unity between man and the space around him, though the two remain distinguishable; the figures are sometimes portrayed with two or three faces, showing different states of one’s mind and character, all of which assume their own space and merge with it. Naming his pieces after Greek mythology, the artist makes yet another comparison between the current times and the somewhat dark past of the western culture.

Deparade’s figures demonstrate a parallel drawn between several different entities

Henri Deparade - Agamenmnon and Klytaimestra IV
Henri Deparade – Agamenmnon and Klytaimestra IV

Exploring the Possible

By naming his paintings based on Greek mythology, Deparade undoubtedly questions whether we are bound to the same fate and whether such a notion exists. Seeing the inscribed path of preset artistic means, he seeks the balance in the freedom of artistic portrayal, connecting the many layers of one’s subconsciousness with the other side of faith through unrestricted motion. However you may choose to interpret the vivid images of Henri Deparade, each one offers a remarkable experience, allowing one’s thought to drift in the realization of the painting.

Henri Deparade lives and works in Dresden, Germany.

Featured image: Henri Deparade. Photo via htw-dresden.de.
All other photos courtesy of Galerie Hegemann.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015 Henri Deparade Dresden, Galerie am Weißen HirschSolo
2015 Henri Deparade Nürnberg, Galerie LandskronSchneidzikSolo
2015 Villa Najork Leipzig, Dependance der Galerie LandskronSchneidzikSolo
2015 Karlsruhe, Art Karlsruhe 2015 mit der Galerie Klinger, Liegau- AugustusbadGroup
2015 Künstler der Galerie Dresden, Galerie am Weißen HirschGroup
2014 Henri Deparade Chemnitz, Galerie ObenSolo
2014 Henri Deparade Wien, Galerie LehnerSolo
2014 Untitled Karlsruhe, Art Karlsruhe 2014 mit der Galerie Klinger, Liegau- AugustusbadGroup
2014 Untitled Wien, Art Antique-Hofburg mit Galerie Lehner, Wien;LinzGroup
2014 Künstler der Galerie Nürnberg, Galerie LandkronSchneidzikGroup
2013 Henri Deparade München, Galerie HegemannSolo
2013 Henri Deparade Arth am Zuger See, Galerie MeierSolo
2013 Z PAPERS Stuttgart,in der Gaslerie ZGroup
2013 Sommerausstellung der Künstler der Galerie Nürnberg, Galerie Landskron SchneidzikGroup
2013 Art Bodensee 2013 Dornbirn, mit der Galerie Z, StuttgartGroup
2013 Selbstporträts von Künstlern aus Polen, Rumänien und Deutschland Chemnitz, in der Galerie ObenGroup
2013 Bildersuchdurchlauf Ostmoderne Cottbus, im Kunstmuseum DKWGroup
2013 Untitled Wien, Kunst- und Antiquitätenmesse in der Hofburg mit der Galerie Lehner Wien;LinzGroup
2012 Henri Deparade Stuttgart, Galerie ZSolo
2012 Henri Deparade Berlin, Galerie cubus mSolo
2012 Henri Deparade Zwickau, Städtische Museen Zwickau- Galerie am DomhofSolo
2012 Untitled Karlsruhe, Art Karlsruhe 2012 mit der Galerie Z, StuttgartGroup
2011 Henri Deparade Coburg, Kunstverein CoburgSolo
2011 Metamorphosen, Wien, Galerie LehnerSolo
2011 24 Stars Stuttgart, Galerie ZGroup
2011 Art Bodensee Dornbirn, mit Galerie Z, StuttgartGroup
2011 Untitled Zürich, Galerie Pius Müller, Künstler der GalerieGroup
2011 Der künstlerische Blick auf gewalttätige Frauen Berlin, Galerie Forum AmalienparkGroup
2011 Untitled Wien, Kunstmesse WIKAM im Palais Ferstel mit Galerie LehnerGroup
2010 Henri Deparade Berlin, Galerie SonSolo
2010 Henri Deparade Andernach, Kunsthaus SchöneSolo
2010 Untitled Düsseldorf, Kunst- und Antiquitätenmesse mit Galerie StrüssmannGroup
2010 Untitled Münster, Kunstmesse mit Galerie StrüßmannGroup
2010 Köpfe Dresden, Neuer Sächsischer KunstvereinGroup
2009 Henri Deparade München, Andreas Baumgartl- Galerie für zeitgenössische KunstSolo
2009 Henri Deparade Basel, Leonard Ruethmueller Contemporary ArtSolo
2009 Henri Deparade Nürnberg, Galerie LandskronSchneidzikSolo
2009 Untitled München, Andreas Baumgartl- Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Künstler der GalerieGroup
2009 Untitled Andernach, Kunsthaus Schöne, Künstler der GalerieGroup
2009 Untitled Mumbai, Art Expo mit Galerie Pius Müller ZürichGroup
2008 Henri Deparade Hamburg, Galerie Anne MoerchenSolo
2008 Henri Deparade Hannover, Art Gallery der Nord LBSolo
2008 Henri Deparade Wien, Galerie LehnerSolo
2008 Henri Deparade Dresden, Galerie BeyerSolo
2008 Henri Deparade Andernach, Kunsthaus SchöneSolo
2008 Henri Deparade Salzburg, Städtische Galerie im MirabellgartenSolo
2008 Henri Deparade Berlin, Art Center Berlin FriedrichstrasseSolo
2008 Henri Deparade Hamburg, Galerie MolitorisSolo
2008 Berliner Liste Berlin, mit der Galerie Moerchen HamburgGroup
2008 Art Selection Moskau, mit der Galerie Leonard Ruethmueller Contemporary Art BaselGroup
2008 Untitled Dresden, Galerie im Kulturrathaus, Ausstellung des Künstlerhauses DresdenGroup
2007 Henri Deparade München, Otto- Galerie- Raum für zeitgenössische KunstSolo
2007 Arth am Zuger See, Galerie MeierSolo
2007 Henri Deparade Zürich, Galerie See 301- Pius MüllerSolo
2007 Henri Deparade Andernach, Kunsthaus SchöneSolo
2006 Henri Deparade Krefeld, Galerie Heidefeld & PartnerSolo
2006 Henri Deparade Stuttgart, Galerie TannerSolo