- Academician Elected : 16/11/2016
Henry Kondracki RSA was born in Edinburgh. Having been rejected from his local art school, he travelled to London to study at Byam Shaw School of Art (1981 – 1982), followed by the Slade School of Art (1982 – 1986). Since then he has exhibited regularly in London and Edinburgh.
Henry Kondracki RSA: Ultimately, making any kind of statement about my work is difficult, for my work is a process of discovery, my aim to venture into uncharted territory; to set out a plan for my journey would ruin the adventure. Back in 1992 I said that ‘I build images that are a synthesis of thought, memory, emotion, fact and fiction’ and twenty years on I still try and adhere to this. So others are probably better than me at capturing some of my aims throughout my career and summing up my work generally.