Visual artist Henrik Godsk (1975) lives and works in North Jutland, Denmark. He began painting in 2002 and has since exhibited regularly and internationally in galleries, museums, and other recognised exhibition spaces. In 2006, he became a member of The Danish Association of Visual Artists, and in 2011 he received his first grant from The Danish Art Council. His work is represented in many private and public collections.
Godsk's powerful images contain tightly composed interiors and figures constructed from simplified forms. There is a moody tension between the flattened compositional planes and the presence of these earnest, stoic figures.
Godsk paints these figures repeatedly and obsessively. Although female in appearance, Godsk considers them to be beyond gender - a representation of something much more universally human. Each figure seems to impart the same feeling of a shared history or wisdom.
Amongst other things, Godsk's work is influenced by his unique childhood - he grew up in a travelling fair and from a young age participated in the renovating and painting of panels and facades.