Henri Roque

"The vessel is a pop song. It is a format and structure which is familiar and often recreated. The perfect pop song is comprehensible, uncertain, and follows a minimalistic and catchy structure, while expressing complex, potent emotions. Echoing the abstract expressionists and their commitment to assertions of profound passion, I use the vessel as an outlet of my personal endeavors. I compose a range of feelings through touch, and present the viewer with past stories, and my given sentiments at that time. The same impulse, energy and curiosity which I find in music, I aim to perform within my work. When successful it approaches the viewer in a manner not foreign in appearance. While I use universal forms for accessibility, I improvise a cacophony of emotions in each piece through touch."