Contemporary Artwork & Fine Art Paintings Allan Banford.pdf
Allan Banford is part of the New European Painting movement that emerged at the
beginning of the 21st century in London UK. Allan produce abstract paintings,
installations as well as music and video productions. His art follows the concept of
the artist’s obligation to not maintain a single cohesive style developing a perpetual
By contesting the division between consciousness and reality, Banford absorbs the
tradition of remembrance into a material practice. His paintings isolate,
movements, characters, emotions and objects by doing so, new sequences are
created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and space. With
his conceptual approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered abstract
scenario emerge, involving the viewer in a physical texturized message.
His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and use every day
experiences to visually represent them. Often these are framed instances that
would go unnoticed in their original context but by applying the abstraction by his
laceration technique, he finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness,
a conceptualization that echoes coherency.
Allan's paintings don’t reference recognizable forms at first glance but the result is
deconstructed to the extent that the meaning is shifted and a logical
interpretation becomes multifaceted by questioning the concept of space and
perspective. He creates intense personal pieces, masterfully completed by his
rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the individual’s perception to
"Aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated
elements of subconsciousness and reality"
World Citizen Artist award winner, commemorating the first anniversary of Nelson
Mandela’s death and legacy. His art works are also included in numerous private
and public collections such as The Mona Flat series commissioned for The Andy
Warhol Art Exchange by Saatchi Gallery and The Perspective Scenarios series
featured at RA Summer Exhibition, acclaimed by critics and public alike.