Ambrosine Allen


Location: London

Ambrosine Allen's work consists of intricate collages, meticulously created using layer upon layer of tiny paper cuttings. The subjects are landscapes, often epic in scope but with a detailed aesthetic that references 17th and 18th century engravings of a geographical nature. Each piece often takes several months to complete.

Simultaneously fantastical and real, beautiful yet troubling, the collages depict a world in turmoil, landscapes of altered ecosystems that are subject to bizarre natural phenomena. Ruins sit strewn amongst unfamiliar geology, the sea invades the land as the land shifts, the sky broods and terrifying storms roll in. Informed by the science, myths and history of humanity’s interaction with the environment, the series presents us with a ‘new world’, an alternative evolution that shadows our own but is violently shaped by the power and majesty of nature and the self destructive force of mankind.



2017 Visions and Vistas, bo.lee HQ, London
2016 The Art of the Small. Dolph Projects, London
2015 After the Ascent, Anima Mundi, St Ives
2012 Compendium to the New World, ROOM Artspace, London


2017 Nature's Alchemy, bo.lee Gallery, London
2016 Romanticism and the Sublime, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes. London
2016 Petrichor, 19 Greek Street, London
2016 Mono No Aware, bo.lee Gallery, London
2015 Winter Exhibition. Anima Mundi, St Ives
2015 Collaborators 4, Roaming ROOM, London
2015 The Tragedy of Landcape, Griffin Gallery, London
2014 All Visual Arts Collection, 1 Horse Guards Avenue, London
2013 Group Exhibition, All Visual Arts at 2 Omega Place, London
2013 The Viewing Room, No.1 Marylebone, London
2012 Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Being, 33 Portland Place, London
2012 Collaborators 3, ROOM Artspace, London
2012 Compendium to the New World, ROOM Artspace, London
2011 The Lie of the Land, ASC Gallery, London
2011 Streatham Arts Festival. ASC London
2011 Through Hills and Valleys, Bristol Drawing School, Bristol
2010 An Academy of Investigations, Madame Lillie’s, London
2010 Salon, Galerie Fur Zeichnung (Drawing Gallery), Berlin
2009 Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstrum Kreuzberg, Berlin
2009 The Drawing Factory, ASC London
2009 Life in the City, WAW, London
2008 Subversive Correspondance, Willesden Green Gallery, London
2007 Konsstnarhuset Video Weekend, Stockholm
2006 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London


2018 London Art Fair, bo.lee Gallery
2017 Art Central Hong Kong, bo.lee Gallery
2017 London Art Fair, bo.lee Gallery
2016 Art 16, London. bo.Lee Gallery
2016 London Art Fair. Antlers Gallery
2015 Sluice Art Fair, London
2015 Art 15, London. Anima Mundi, St.Ives
2014 Art 14, London. All Visual Arts, London
2011 Volta 7, Basel. ROOM Artspace, London
2010 Liste Art Fair, Basel
2010 AAF, London, New York