My life is loaded with drama, chaos, accidents, disease, survival, love, adventurous trips and religious miracles.
Now Look at my artworks: Layer on layer like experience on experience.
I am creating my life story in a cryptically art language. Some of it contains wellknown symbols, some of are self invented figurative or abstract elements.
It does not really matter whether it is abstract or figurative.
I use only the same three primary oil-colors and black and white.
Thick texture and many transparent layer in pure colors on top of
the texture is typical for me. I mix my colors additive in
transparency. This gives my paintings a very deep glow. During the
proces I scrape a bit of the transparent paint with a scalpel to
highlight the details of the texture work.
Official criticism, Denmark:
From: "The art and the life - About the pictorial world of Henrik Saar"
By Tom Jørgensen
The inspiration comes from the old masters. From the renaissance and the baroque. From the time where artists constructed their pictures with a starting-point in carefully planed drawings for then on the canvas to bring by layer on layer of pure colors until the surface stud sparkling and shining as mother-of-pearl. Seen from an art historical point of view Henrik Saar is combining the predilection of the Florentines for the line and the contours with the Venice worship of the color. The result is a unique, personal and above all uncompromising manner of painting.
"For Henrik Saar came art as a vocation"
From an interview with Henrik Saar
by the Philosopher, Henrik Rude Hvid:
”It has been a healing process to unify life and art with each other, but also hard work in the alchemical sense, process-oriented and driven by the impact ” he says. ”I believe that you are, what you do and you do what you are. It is my mantra, and from there I work without compromise," says Henrik Saar."
L'Opera Celeste, Italy announced: in 2009 :
"Congratulations Excellent: sentimentality, romance, intellectual art, the metaphysical intuition of pictorial context, high sophistication of the images."
Scientific Committee Arts ★ Star Staff LucArt Studio - L'Opera Celeste
MOST IMPORTANT EXHIBITIONS:
Solo exhibition: Henrik Saar retrospective 59 artworks in Centro Cultural De La Academia de Bellas Artes, Lima Peru
The ANIMA EXPO (All Nations In Modern Art) , Fredericia, Denmark, (An exhibition on my initiative with invited artists from around the world)
The Autumn Exhibition, ”KE” for selected artists, Copenhagen, Denmark
New York Art Expo - Rising Artist on SOLO, USA
The X International Biennale of Florence, Italy
Exhibition in MUSEO MIIT Torino, Italy