Henry Krokatsis born 1965 in London, UK, lives and works in London. Krokatsis works with a wide range of materials – smoke, found wood, broken glass, antique mirrors – giving each of his works a unique expression. There seems to be something the works all hold in common though, an attempt to convey an atmosphere, a feeling of something intentionally unspecific, uncanny. The elaborate nature of the labour involved hints at an obsessive behavior that is quietly unsettling, this in contrast to the seductive craftsmanship and unexpected warmth of the materials in their new context. His marriage of make-do opportunism and highly developed craft skill is, as Krokatsis says, an act of faith in the bankrupt. I want to make objects that oscillate between the destitute and the divine, Krokatsis states. For all the interplay of symbolic significance and contingency, for all the layers of meaning that are hinted at, his work is clearly not a conduit for an overlaid narrative; this is not art to make sense of the world – it is an act of faith, it’s art as a spell.

Krokatsis has a BA in Fine Art from Liverpool Polytechnic, UK and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, UK. 


2018      Household Faith Vigo, London
2015      Henry Krokatsis with Vilhelm Hammershøi, Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen
2013      Origin of the Black Rainbow, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo Brazil
2012      Part Time Paradise, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
2010      Like a Gang of Virtue, Fine Art Society, London
2010      1-60, 60/1 Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo Brazil
2008      Henry Krokatsis, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo Brazil
2008      See Better Daze, David Risley Gallery, London
2006      Cure, Goff+Rosenthal, New York
2006      New Acquisition, New Art Gallery, Walsall UK
2005      Pray For My Beautiful Lost Cause, David Risley Gallery, London
2003      Hard Pressed Heaven, Union Gallery, London
2002      Angelcote, Issey Miyake, London
2001      Better Lies, Nils Staerk Gallery, Copenhagen
2000      Good Hiding, Zwemmer Gallery, London
1999      Cabin Fever, VTO Gallery, London