An artist of Iranian heritage and western upbringing, Henry Curchod uses satire and light humour to explore darker aspects of our global story.

Brickwork sees Curchod use a combination of dry pigments, charcoal and oil stick on raw linen to create the aesthetic quality of ancient Persian miniature paintings on a large scale. He builds layers to let a narrative and atmosphere emerge over time – a process that reflects the complexity, depth and layering that has marked human interactions throughout history, among individuals and groups.