Henri Cainglet is not just a painter or a sculptor but an artist who is zestfully engaged with materials. Cainglet’s approach to materials, and to his art in general, is transformative in the sense that traditional art materials or natural objects a re transformed through a tactile and kinetic manual process into a new and original work. Indeed, he does art with a felicitous combination of imagination and dexterity. With his penetrating imagination, he is able to discover and bring to realization new possibilities in his material; in his economy of medium, nothing is ever lost or discarded, everything finds its place. Thus the creative process for him is first of all the intense engagement with the medium in its pure materiality, in terms of texture, color and tone, and all its artistic potentials and distinctive properties.
Lives and works in Quezon, The Philippines