Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
The award winning painting “An imagined loss”, by Lindfield-based Thomas Allen has been selected for the Watercolours & Works on Paper Fair, Science Museum, London – Exhibition 6 – 9 February
Following his success in the National Open Art Exhibition 2013, award-winning artist Thomas Allen is delighted to have been selected for inclusion in this year’s Watercolours & Works on Paper Fair at the London Science Museum, South Kensington, which will be opened by Jonathan Dimbleby. You can see Allen’s piece, ‘An Imagined Loss’ – winner of the Seaward Prize – on the first floor of the museum from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 February. It will be shown alongside other ‘museum quality art’ in a fair that has exhibited works by the likes of Manet, Matisse and Renoir.
The chosen piece belongs to a body of work that explores emergence and the life, or agency, of the image. Allen uses ‘poetic hints, undetermined conclusions and visual ambiguities to call upon the imagination to promote a dialogue in which the decentred viewer is encouraged to dream before the picture, catching glimpses of themself reflected as meanings and associations within the image.’
A self-taught artist, Thomas Allen’s unique perspective draws heavily upon Sociological theory he learnt during a degree course at Exeter University. Since graduating in 2011, the artist has received early recognition, recently winning both the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award and the Seaward Prize in London. His work has been exhibited in such venues as the Royal College of Art, the Mall Galleries and The Prince’s Foundation Gallery.
More details of Thomas Allen’s work can be found at: http://www.thomasallen.uk.com
For further information about the fair, visit: http://www.worksonpaperfair.com