Phillip Allen


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Year 2009
Medium Felt pen on card
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm

About the work

This drawing is made with felt pens on 200g ivory card. Drawing provides me with imagery and form to then consider, and if need be take into another medium.

About the artist:

Born 1967 UK, Phillip Allen lives and work in London. Graduated from BA Fine Art, Kingston University (1990); and MA Fine Art Royal College of Art (1992).

“As I see it, Allen has really struck out on his own path. He is a sojourner interested in the relationship between materiality and the sublime, and between the physical and the ineffable, without coming to a conclusion. This is why his paintings remain open. More important, for all of his interest in paint’s materiality, he has never settled into a signature style.”  – John Yau, Hyper Allergic

Selected exhibitions include Deepdrippings, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York (2020); Deepdrippings, Approach Gallery, London (2019); Deepdrippings, Luca Tommasi Arte Gallery, Milan (2019); Deepdrippings, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2017); Classified, Tate Britain, London (2009); and The British Art Show 6, Organised by the Hayward Gallery, London, and held at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and touring (2005).

Awards include the British School in Rome Scholarship (2010).

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