My artistically roots were set in a kind of dark soil of passionate suffering, anxiety, freedom and spirituality already the first years of my artistically career. This resulted in a book, published in 2004 with the title: "Passionate suffering". Read some of the poems in English by following the link: "Poems"
Read about my fundamental thoughts and see the belonging artworks by Following the link: "Essential themes themes"
Henrik Saar was born in Denmark near the German border. Son of a Danish mother and a German father, who started an architecture and construction company in Fredericia back in the 7’ties, where Henrik grew up working at his office: Saar’s drawing office since he was a child. Henrik was a competitor in swimming and trained hard every day. One day in 1981, after a running competition, he got a stroke, which left him paralyzed on the entire left side of his body. To replace the loss, use the same volume of energy, and satisfy his hunger for competition, he started drawing and writing besides exercising in a fitness center to recover. Unfortunately, he was hit by epilepsy because of brain surgery, and he had to live with that.
As he grew older, he learned about architecture and thought he would someday be an architect. One problem was that he had no interest in houses, construction, or buildings, nor was he very practical. He liked the drawings a lot, but he didn’t know what to do with this weird interest in cartoons. To do something rational, he studied at the Seminary in Tønder from 1988 - 89. However, the studies were interesting; he left his studies to become a full-time artist instead.
In 1990 he moved to Copenhagen, living isolated in artistical contemplation for two years before he met the girl who became his wife. She was from Peru and opened the door to the amazing Peruvian culture for him. They got two children, and he returned to the Seminary in 1995 to finish his studies as a Teacher in 1999. He focused on existential aesthetics in religion, art, academics, and adult education.