Allan Banford is part of the New European Painting movement that emerged at the beginning of the 21st century in London UK. Allan produces abstract paintings, installations as well as music and video productions. His art follows the concept of the artist’s obligation to not maintain a single cohesive style developing a perpetual evolution.
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 emerges, involving the viewer in a physical texturized message.
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 conceptualization that echoes coherency.
Allan’s paintings don’t reference recognizable 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.
“Aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated elements of subconsciousness and reality” ArtSlant Prize
World Citizen Artist award winner, commemorating the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death and legacy. His artworks are also included in numerous private and public collections such as The Mona Flat series commissioned for The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Saatchi Gallery and The Perspective Scenarios series featured at RA Summer Exhibition, acclaimed by critics and public alike.