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Trajan’s Shadow, 2001
Bronze, oil paint, steel, Arch 330 x 407 x 64 cm

A man stands before a gateway – a 1:1 scale replica of a travertine entrance at Trajan’s Markets in Rome, though recast by the artist in steel. He is reminiscent of a figure on a stage with the structure framing both himself and the world around him. Painted on the gateway are shadows – most obviously his own but also another of a figure that has gone before, creating with the inclusion of the viewer a dialogue between past and present.

Born in 1965. Lives and works in London. Exhibitions in selection: Villiers David Prize Exhibition, London, 1999, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 2002, Cass Sculpture Foundation, England, 2004, Osborne Samuel & Berkeley Square Gallery, London 2001 & 2004, Canary Wharf, London, 2004, Soloman Gallery, Dublin, 2005, Forum Gallery, New York and Los Angeles 2002 & 2006, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå 2007, Internationell Skulpturfestival, Borås 2008, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm 2010. Selected Collections, Frisia Museum, Spanbroekerweg, Holland. Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA, USA, Paddington Central, London. Selected installations: Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, UK.

Sean Henry, Trajan's Shadow, 2001