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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cutter and Cutter Fine Art welcomes
Henry Asencio for a Personal Appearance.
Friday, October 16 - Saturday, October 17

Event Venue at Galeria del Mar
9 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL

Call 904-829-2120 to R.S.V.P.

"I want people to feel what I am doing.....
not just see what I am painting."
Henry Asencio

Event Details

Friday, October 16
- Meet & Greet, Unveiling of Originals 7-10pm
Fine Wines & Light Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
(RSVP is Required)

Saturday, October 17
12pm - 5pm Live Painting Demonstration Dedications
Henry will demonstrate one oil painting, one charcoal sketch and will
sign and dedicate paintings and show catalogs.

8pm - 10pm a Private Dinner with Henry at Galeria del Mar.
A private dinner for original buyers.
Enjoy world-class cuisine with
Henry Asencio in a very intimate setting.
(Semi-formal Attire is required)

New Originals

Living with Passion

Contemporary Artist Henry Asencio will leave a lasting impression upon St. Augustine, in showcasing his latest work at Galeria del Mar (9 King Street “On the Plaza” in the historic Ancient City). Asencio is best known for his mastery of the female form and generating passion from its natural energy. His appreciation and understanding of the female mystic is spellbinding.

Asencio is an award-winning and widely collected artist whose work is exhibited worldwide. His signature style is a combination of abstract expressionism and abstract realism. Working predominantly in oils, his powerful brushwork, stimulating colors, and use of expressive textures merge with a precise drawing that appeals to a wide range of art lovers. Asencio’s unusual approach and powerful style touches the souls of sophisticated art collectors around the globe.

Henry Asencio is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after contemporary figurative expressionists, not only in North America but also throughout the world. His originals are in extremely high demand and are only found in the most prestigious galleries. Originals from this collection have begun to sell “sight unseen”! Many collectors have been waiting for this exhibition of extraordinary new original oil paintings. Please enjoy your time in reviewing these works from Henry Asencio, and don’t hesitate to give us a call prior to the show to make your acquisition. We can promise you that if you like what you see here you will be even more impressed when you experience their effect in person.

Henry Asencio this Weekend at Galeria del Mar

Dear fellow Art Collectors,

Another exciting occasion awaits you at Galeria del Mar and features the extraordinarily popular art of one of America’s most significant young painters. Henry Asencio will join us on the dates below and we will be unveiling a series of exquisite examples of his extraordinary talent. As a gallery we remain totally committed to the format, which has carried us and you as art collectors into a world where the greatest art is available to the best collectors and galleries at the best possible pricing.

Henry has worked tirelessly on these originals and we believe you will agree that we are seeing some of his greatest paintings to date. Henry’s publisher has taken a deliberate decision Not to Increase Pricing for this event. The demand for Henry’s work logically warrants an increase and it would be easily justifiable, however his publishers have recognized that the art market, although still an amazing place for your hard earned dollars, should not be disturbed. Quite honestly we are very grateful to them and sincerely believe that their wisdom will prove to be a good decision for all concerned.

In the, “truth be told” category, is a powerful suggestion from us and your personal art consultants to seriously consider being a part of this wonderful working weekend with Henry Asencio. This man is making history, he is the real deal and his work continues to impress collectors and critics alike. In all candor, we see a future that is unlimited for Henry Asencio whose figurative work currently rivals that of the most successful of the living masters. What else can we say except to remind you of the distinct occasions where in your own life and in art collecting you had an opportunity to make your move and held back. I’ve done it scores of times and I expect you have too. Please come to this event and get to know Henry Asencio as a friend and in so doing you will not only see the genius of his art work but the truth behind his success which is a certainty of purpose, determination, and drive that cannot be suppressed. I promise you, you will be befriending a major and future true American treasure.

Sincerely Yours,
Len Cutter

Henry Asencio
Personal Appearance
Galeria del Mar
October 16th - 17th 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

October 16th - 17th 2009
One of the boldest and most courageously creative talents alive today will visit Galeria del Mar for another unique opportunity for those who love intense figurative subject matter. Words cannot explain the powerful story of Henry's life and his dedication to love ones and the arts. The experience of meeting such an engaging artist and enjoying his new body of work will be convincing proof enough. Call the gallery at 904-829-2120. We hope to preview Henry's newest originals via our web site -

Len Cutter (President Cutter & Cutter Fine Art) commented that, There is a remarkable buzz throughout our staff and their collectors every time we announce that Henry Asencio is coming to town. I predict a long and fruitful relationship between our gallery, our collectors, and this this new and refreshing creative genius.

Henry Asencio

Contemporary painter Henry Asencio has emerged as one of the most intriguing young artists working today. Avant-garde in execution, his work blends the classical ideals of figurative painting with a unique, contemporary style revered in his art.

The artist states, “ Painting for me is very cathartic and is the most articulate way for me to express my passion and internal dialogues.” Merging introspection and visual spectacle, Asencio's personal investigations of feminity, spirituality and abstraction possess the power to transform today's ideals of elegance and contemporary sensuality.

“Abstract Expressionism” or “Abstract Realism”, Asencio's work cannot be pigeonholed by style or semantics. His open brushwork, sweeping color, use of texture and precise drawing skills have resulted in a body of work that has earned him international accolades.

In 1996, Asencio was sponsored by art supply company, Thayer and Chandler, which resulted in exposure in exhibitions as far as Germany and Paris. In 1998, Asencio's work was recognized in an art competition in Amsterdam. Earning the prestige of being a first time artist dually awarded with gold and silver medals in two separate divisions, he was acknowledged for self portraiture in oils and work in acrylic medium. Excellence in his chosen discipline, Asencio graduated with honors from the San Francisco Art Academy in 1999. He was a chosen finalist in an Artist's Magazine compettion that same year, again for his work in portraiture.

Although he earned a living as a portrait artist early in his career, today Asencio is “more concerned with creating a mood and pushing the aesthetic rather than achieving a true likeness as the ultimate end.” The artist refers to his current content of his work as “sublime figures with aggressive application”. He claims to be naturally drawn to paint the human figure for its timeless sensitivity” and he adds, “nothing inspires me more intensely than the female form.” Noted for the sensual vitality of his work that is striking and simple yet, sustain its integrity through the subtleties.” In the end, it is the impulsive approach to his art and the passion expressed in each Asencio painting that has the power to move the viewer and take on an identitly all its own.

Asencio proclaims an admiration for artists who have chosen their own path, those who are inspired to follow their muse. And it is this path that he has chosen for himself as a fine artist. Inspired by the works of British artist Lucien Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, Asencio claims, “his work of the flesh is unsurpassed”. He is also motivated by the “unbelievable vision, work ethic and unrelenting passion” of Pablo Picasso. Other notable inspirations include Wilhelm de Kooning for “making every stroke of the brush different” and Gustav Klimt for “making decorative painting with integrity.”

Using life as a vehicle to produce his art, Asencio's work translates an impulse into his own reality on canvas and other surfaces. He has recently begun to paint on board, as the surface is more resilient to his aggressive paint style. The artist prefers to work in oils as “nothing compares to the richness and workability of the oil medium and it fits my technique perfectly.” He frequently works with live models or photographs. He will begin a painting with gesture drawing and then begin to mix color and apply the paint according to his temperament. Asencio applies the thick paint with a palette knife thereby transforming a traditional painting into one possessing his signature style.

A native of California, today the artist lives and works in his studio near San Jose, north of his birthplace of Los Angeles.