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 SELECTED ARTWORK FROM BEN ALLEN

Free-spirited, UK based artist Ben Allen is most well-known for his controversial Pop paintings, graffiti artwork and pop art prints. Using a ‘collage’ style of unlikely juxtapositions, the dynamic paintings are complex mash-ups of popular culture that critiques the day-to-day dull and mundane, challenge the media's view on sexuality and inspire a sense of freedom. Ben Allen's journey as an artist has seen his work developed over 10+ years, becoming more and more sought-after, Ben travels worldwide for clients and events, where he often collaborates with other top artists. He releases his work only in small numbers. 

PRESERVATION BOXES

Used spray cans encapsulated in perspex cases.

The clash of the anti establishment and organised religion come together in this colourful and punk style 3D work, resulting in aesthetically polished iconic sculptural pieces.

The spray cans are evocative of graffiti culture and become iconic objects in themselves. The capsule like effects of the museum perspex cases act to represent the preservation of a moment or idea caught in time that transcends the confines of dictated ways of being. This is Bens comment on lifes contrasts and to challenge freedom of thought from the constraints of religious brainwashing.

CRUSHED CANS

Crushed spray cans with acrylic and spray paint. Ben’s work is in private collections throughout the UK, in Australia, New York, Las Vegas, Barcelona, Korea, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and Ibiza.

His wide following of clients include N.M.E. Magazine, Vans, Converse, Amy Winehouse Foundation, Levis, Virgin, Jamie Oliver, Channel 5, Nokia and Estrella Galicia.

POPAGANDA

The Popoganda series is a comment on contemporary western society and our damaging obsession with money, power and hyper commercialism. Vivid images of distorted Disney characters layered over a backdrop of dollar bills and spray cans, the ultimate anti-establishment tool of choice, they represent a universal loss of innocence and the insipid, alluring nature of popular culture.

Read more about the Popaganda series

ANGELS

The women depicted in the Angels series are symbolic of power and feminism. They are sentient beings, emerging from a ubiquitous urban background as symbols of hope and possibility. They are strong, provocative and encouraging and the appropriation of images from fashion magazines roots them in a new context - no longer simply observed, these women are part of a wider narrative which is concerned with society, power and a shift in the balance of masculine and feminine. 

Read more about the Angels series here.

HOPE SERIES

Hope for love.

Hope for happiness.

Hope for success. Hope for the future. 

In this ongoing and openly optimistic study of relationships, the Hope series acknowledges  the influence of the Pop Art masters of the 60’s with a nod to the old-school screen printing techniques and image appropriation favoured by Warhol and Lichenstein. 

Read more about the Hope series.

ABSTRACT MEDITATIONS

The Abstract Meditations series is a convergence of influences and an opportunity to step into a more subconscious creative process.

Rigid grid lines, precise circles and geometric forms are layered onto vivid, painterly backgrounds which create a medative study of contrast, shape, colour and composition.

Structure and chaos merge to create a satisfyingly balanced abstract arrangement. 

Read more about the Abstract Meditation series

INSTALLATIONS / PROJECTS

Ben Allen has worked with clients all over the world on a range of creative projects including:

large scale murals, graffiti installations, commissioned artworks, gallery collaborations and brand partnerships. Recent projects include: LG, Nokia, Virgin, Levis, Vans, Estrella Gallicia, NME Magazine, Converse, Jamie Oliver and Subliminal Records.

Read more on the latest art projects at Ben Allen Art.

PSYCHEDELIC SKULLS

The Psychedelic Skulls are a recurring motif and they represent our inherent connection to a higher state of consciousness and a heightened state of being. By their very nature, skulls evoke notions of life and death and the graphical image reminds us that we are mortal - this is life - life is short - live it well. The Psychedelic Skulls are contemporary ‘Vanitas’ paintings for the 21st Century. 

Read more on the Psychedelic Skulls Series.

PRINT ARCHIVE

View a selection of prints from the archive, showing the range of Ben Allen’s diverse practice and breadth of printing techniques.

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A comprehensive collection covering Ben Allen’s series of current and past original works and limited editions.

 FEATURED ARTWORK

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IN GOD WE TRUST NO ONE - Black On Gold

Screen print and acrylic on canvas on wood panel in black wood frame.

Signed verso.

Image size: 40 x 40 cm

Framed size: 42 x 42 x 5 cm

£850

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