Saturday, November 26, 2011

Phillip Allen

I went to visit the Kerlin Gallery yesterday and I was curious as to what artists they represent so I looked on their website and Phillip Allen is one of them. I just love his work. Phillip Allen’s (British, 1967) paintings depict an imagined space which is always framed at the top and bottom by luscious rosettes of thick paint that allude to the idea of a paradisiacal garden but also to paint itself and its sculptural qualities. From the empty centre of each painting springs a form or pattern or many forms and patterns that play with colour and perspective suggesting a depth of space and a fantastical architecture that is at once intriguing and playful.