About Henry Portillo

Working primarily in relief woodcut, his prints explore the human experience and what it means to live, develop and suffer alongside others. Utilizing a collection of monsters and deities referred to as “Gawds,” Henry creates an ever-expanding mythos and narrative to probe such themes. Key in his work is the human urge to escape towards vices and excesses to curb the existential crisis that plagues so many of us.

Inspired by Belkis Ayon, Albrecht Durer, WIlliam Hogarth and influenced by Japanese culture, mythology, science fiction and Lovecraftian writing, his art is a culmination of his loves and experiences.

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