This is the offical webpage of Henry Piper who is a British Sculptor, son of the artist Edward Piper and grandson of John Piper
July 2014 - Messum's, Cork Street, London.
HENRY PIPER: SCULPTOR
Henry's sculptures have a vivid life and character of their own. Much of his work is assembled from discarded bits and pieces, although he also carves in stone.
Having grown up surrounded by art and artists, looking back, it seems only natural that I should have become interested in the construction and expression of my ideas and feelings through sculpture. From 1988 to 1991 I studied Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at Sussex university where these ideas developed and in 1994, after living ‘on the road’ in an old fire engine converted into a motor home/workshop, I returned to Frome where I now live and work.
Based partly on environmental ideals, but also on a fascination with curios, I use mainly found or discarded objects including parts of broken machinery and equipment, watches and toys, reclaimed building stone, empty oil cans, copper wire stripped from electrical cable; anything that inspires me to create. A huge variety of beguiling forms emerge including faces, dancers, heads, strange creatures, mobiles, and abstract assemblages. Each has its own character that is enhanced by the former life of the materials that make it up.
My sculptures range from small to large scale, from steel constructions to stone carving, from indoor to out and from gallery to commission, suiting work to people and to places.
CCA Galleries, Dover Street, London - 1996
The Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames - 1995, 1996 & 1997
Beaux Arts, Bath - 1995 & 1998
The Arts Workshop, Newbury - 1998
Barn Galleries, Aston, Henley on Thames - 2002
Wiseman Originals, West Square, London SE11 - 1997 to 2004
The Gallery, Shepherds Market, London - 2001 & 2004
Affordable Art Fair, London - 2004
Dulwich Charity Auction, Christies, King street, London - 2004
Messum's, Lordswood, Marlow, SL7 2QS (Garden)- 2005
Art London, Chelsea - 2001 & 2007
Messum's, Cork Street, London - 2003, 2005, 2007 & 2014
"The Discerning Eye" exhibition, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 - 2007
Stonor Park, Nr. Henley-on-Thames - 2000, 2002,2005 & 2008
Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, Sheffield - 2007 & 2008
Black Swan Frome - 2001 & 2011
Caroline Wiseman Modern Art, London SW8 - 2005 to 2011
AldeburghArt & Aldeburgh festival - 2011
Frome Festival - 2002 to 2006 & 2011 to 2012
Feetham Gallery, Hill Lodge, Church Walk, Aldeburgh - 2005, 2011 & 2012
Piers Feetham Gallery, Fulham road, London - 2012
Henley Festival - 2001 & 2013
Work is also always available to view at Messum's and at The Old Laundry.
CLICK HERE FOR Messum's
CLICK HERE FOR Caroline Wiseman (was Wiseman Originals)
CLICK HERE FOR Luke Piper - Landscape painting from around the world
CLICK HERE FOR Barn Galleries
CLICK HERE FOR Gringo Ska - Lively live music!