A native Californian, Henry lives and works in his studio near San Jose, north of his birthplace of Los Angeles. His work is now exhibited and collected all over the world. Henry Asencio artwork combines figurative drama with spontaneous abstract backgrounds. His signature use of colour, form, and texture coalesce to reveal a contemporary dialogue between the material and the spiritual--the artist, his subject and his subconscious visions derived therein. Agitated by extreme texture and intentional use of colour, The artist prefers to work in oil, believing that nothing compares to the richness and workability of the medium, and it does perfectly complement his aggressive, painterly style. He begins each composition with a 'gesture drawing', and then mixes colour and applies the paint according to his temperament. He uses a palette knife, thereby transforming a traditional painting into one possessing his cutting edge signature style.