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Phillip Allen

Exhibition Images

September 2016

The brief appeared to be inviting me to unmask something or a number of things that inform how my work comes into being; that is to say, to make apparent that what is hidden or being camouflaged.

Of course this is fraught with danger, as to foreground that which is permanently condemned to the background will alter its status and may destroy its necessary banality or render it useless.

So, after much thinking of what are ‘the interests and concerns that drive my practice’, a recurring thought was the difficulty in navigation; how one navigates the myriad of possibilities in painting as well as being a contemporary painter.

Phillip Allen 2016