Henry Jackson Newcomb’s work explores the aesthetics of materials and the human body through spatial collage and juxtapositions of objects and abstract form. A repetitive approach to process and the layering of elements establishes a relationship between the artist and viewer. Significant subjects become reoccurring motifs, deconstructed and evolved into future dialogues after being recorded. Refined lines introduce figurative elements, as gentle curves emerge out of angled layers and abstracted backdrops.
Henry Jackson Newcomb was born in Suffolk, UK in 1988. He completed a BA at Norwich University College of the Arts and currently lives and works in Norwich.
Past exhibitions include Rhythm Maroc, 18 Ave, Tétouan, Morocco (2015); Venice, The Lookout, Aldeburgh (2014); 18/21, Norwich (2013); SAVORR 1-12, Norwich (2011-2014); Now In Colour, Millington Marriott, Peckham (2011); The Tomorrow People, Future Artists Now, Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick (2011); The Late Shift, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (2010). He was selected for the Free Association Retreat, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2011), and is a member of the Norwich 20 Group. In 2011, Newcomb founded SAVORR - a non profit Norwich based arts platform supporting local and international artists through open submission exhibitions.
In June 2011 Newcomb launched SAVORR – a non-profit bi-monthly open submission exhibition, social event and artistic platform based in Norwich. The programme gained support from The Arts Council England and O2.
Since founding in 2011, SAVORR has worked with over 100 artists from the UK and internationally in 12 exhibitions that have transformed disused buildings to cultivate the local art scene, run a unique events programme and commissioned new artworks from emerging voices shaping the contemporary art scene.
At each event a featured artist or collective is exhibited alongside an open submission show. Previous featured artists include Dave Charlesworth & Ben Judd, Lucy Conochie, Flora Parrot, Patrick Coyle and David Raymond Conroy.