Phillip Allen

New Paintings

5th June - 18th July 2009

Phillip Allen 
V.U.L. 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in
Phillip Allen 
Strange Among the Underground 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in 
Phillip Allen 
Infinity Muse (Pay Me in Wow! Version) 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in
Phillip Allen 
Inevitable Inaccuracies 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in
Phillip Allen 
Peak Shift pt 1 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in 
Phillip Allen 
Lubiscus Hisbis 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in 
Phillip Allen 
Low Road Theory (Silves Version) 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in
Phillip Allen 
Rich History if Foul Ups (Nollet Version) 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in
Phillip Allen 
Illicm (studio version) 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in   
Phillip Allen 
Clouted Rips 
2009
oil on board
20 x 26 cm / 7.9 x 10.2 in  
Phillip Allen 
Emolument 
2009
oil on board
41 x 51 cm / 16.1 x 20.1 in  
Phillip Allen 
Pleasure Plumier 
2009
oil on board
51 x 51 cm / 20.1 x 20.1 in
Phillip Allen 
Mind Gym Spill Zone 
2009
oil on board
51 x 51 cm / 20.1 x 20.1 in
Phillip Allen 
Illicm 
2009
oil on board
61 x 55 cm / 24 x 21.7 in
Phillip Allen 
Plump Thinking and Grumbled Realities 
2009
oil on board
61 x 55 cm / 24 x 21.7 in  
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Phillip Allen
New Paintings
Kerlin Gallery
5th June - 18th July 2009
Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhbition of works by British painter Phillip Allen.
 
Interest and acclaim for Phillip Allen’s individualistic brand of modernist psychedelic painting has grown steadily over the last decade.  His distinct 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.
 
Born in London in 1967 Phillip Allen has, since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1992, gained considerable international acclaim for his approach to contemporary painting. His work redresses and reinvigorates pictorial conventions, merging the traditions of abstraction and traditional landscape painting, in a highly developed and individual manner.  His paintings are characterized by patterns and shapes reminiscent of cartoon imagery and by bold, acidy colours applied as fine, thin veils of paint and gobbets of rich impasto.
 
Images frequently refer to drawings previously made and to paintings already made and for the first time at Kerlin Gallery, a series of the artist’s small colourful drawings will be exhibited.
 
Solo shows include, Zavier Hufkens, Brussels, 2007; Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK 2006; Kerlin Gallery, 2005; The Approach Gallery, London in 2008, 2004, 2002; PS1 New York 2003. Group shows include -‘Echo Room’, British Council Exhibition, Madrid, Spain 2007; ‘Abstract’, Mitchell, Innes  & Nash Gallery, New York 2007; the British Art Show 6 at BALTIC 2005/06; ‘Stay Positive’ at Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy 2004; ‘Post Flat - New Art from London’; Lock’s Gallery, Philadelphia 2003; ‘Another Shitty Day in Paradise’; Bart Wells Institute, London; The Royal Academy, London 2002.