steven allan

Location: London, Hackney

Steven Allan's vision is truly unique. Making paintings that reveal a passion for the materiality of paint, his subjects are often humanized renditions of inanimate objects such as teapots, clocks, paint tubes and bananas. His characters are forlorn - living on the darker side of life; and retain a strong sense of the absurd, and yet are also strangely believable. Their melancholy expressions appear to communicate all of the woes of humanity, as they engage in seemingly futile behaviors. But it also appears that Allan's characters are aware of our gaze - they are part of a bizarre charade where paired down landscapes and interiors become a stage upon which they are duty bound to perform.


New Order: British art Now - The Saatchi Gallery, London - 2013
Selected for the Catlin Prize - Catlin Art Prize 2013, 
Londonewcastle Project Space, 
Young Gods pt 1, 2012 London Graduates at The Griffin Gallery, London
RSA-Ridley Scott Associates-Artist in residence
Royal College Of Art MA Show, Battersea, London
There Are Two in the Room - Twelve around one gallery, Shoreditch, London
Slade School Of Fine Art degree show , Gower Street, London
In the Academy, Group Show, The Academy, Union Street, London
Interim show, Slade School of Fine Art, Woburn Studios, London
Foundation show, Central St Martins, Farringdon - London