Press Release: November 13, 2015
Award winning artist Allan Banford announced that his abstract and figurative series from late 2014 till present has been chosen for a solo art exhibition at “LIBRARY” in Covent Garden, London, UK. Allan Banford is an international artist who is known for his dynamic and colourful abstract acrylic and mix-media paintings, installations and conceptual artworks. 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 texturised message.
His abstract and figurative series has been chosen by the Art department of LIBRARY which has exhibited some of the most important rising stars of the contemporary art scene on the financial capital of the world, London. The dates for this show are 27th Nov through 21st January 2016. The private viewing will be on Thursday 26th of November 2015 from 6:30 to 9:30 at LIBRARY Martin’s, 112 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4BD followed by a live DJ set by Allan Banford from 10:00pm to 1:00am featuring a compilation from the most iconic tracks produced by the artist and released from his record label Evolved Records, Evopro Recordings and NB Records at the same venue.
Allan Banford lives and creates his art in Soho, London and has been breaking in to the art scene just a year a go after a successful career as Dj and music producer. Regarding this art show Allan stated that THE KING OF SECOND CHANCES reflects his personal journey of self discovering through life experiences with unexpected outcomes.
LIBRARY has recently been refurbished and updated to be able to handle exclusive events apart from be a place full of books, periodicals, and other material for reading, viewing, listening, study, or reference, as a room, set of rooms. The designers added eclectic and innovative design, inspirational and thought provoking programming, food, drinks, overnight rooms and wellness right in the heart of London’s theatre land Martin’s, 112 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4BD
About Artist Allan Banford:
Visual artist and part of the New European Painting that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century Allan has produced abstract as well as music and video installations. His art follows the examples of Gerhard Richter and Francis Bacon in undermining the concept of the artist’s obligation to maintain a single cohesive style.
His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and use everyday 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 conceptualisation that echoes coherency.
His works don’t reference recognisable 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 flow.
His works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated elements of memory and reality. Allan was the recipient of the inaugural World Citizen Artist Award in conjunction with Belgravia Gallery and Play for chance foundation commemorating the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death and legacy. His art works are included in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Perspective Scenarios triptych resembling Joseph Mallord William Turner landscape lighting style, acclaimed by critics and public alike.
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