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Hendry Art - Steve Hendry




A selection of drawings and paintings by one of Britain's leading contemporary figurative artists.

Born in Scotland, Hendry graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1996.

His ‘daring Bacon-esque figure studies’ have exhibited nationwide, grabbing the attention of critics, including W Gordon Smith and Ian Gale. His painting, ‘The New Seers’ achieved critical acclaim and won the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art Solo Exhibition award. Hendry is popular amongst professionals and creatives. His work has featured on the single sleeve of Snow Patrol’s Velocity Girl and is collected by the likes of Sister Bliss (‘Faithless’).


beauty, fragilities and tensions of the human condition.

He is currently living in Scotland, specializing in contemporary figurative painting whilst researching and developing a continuing body of work.










Hendry’s deliberate and dynamic approach to his figure painting aims to challenge the viewer with a compelling intimacy and intensity. His work seeks to unsettle or console our perceptions and sensibilities and has at times a vicious impact that is hard to ignore. His life-sized figures foment extremes of emotion through reaction, rapture or repulsion and continue to provoke huge debate and discussion.





Beneath the work’s surface, Hendry deals with narratives that are concerned with our relationship to each other, new technology, media, society and our environment. 


These underlying themes juxtapose the beauty, fragilities and tensions of the human condition.

He is currently living in Scotland, specializing in contemporary figurative painting whilst researching and developing a continuing body of work. 



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