Lot 146 - Thomas Allen - Taking Comfort
Pen, ink & watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
An artist taking his lead from the image in an exploration of internal landscapes
Exeter University - Sociology with Economics
2022 - [RE]Configured, Mall Galleries, London
2021 - Figurative Art Now, online - First prize winner
2016 - ICON - Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester
2014 - Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London - Final shortlist (one of six)
2014 - National Open Art Exhibition, Somerset House, London - Cass Art Prize
2014 - Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries London - Arts Club Charitable Trust Award
2013 - National Open Art Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London - SEAWARD Prize
2013 - Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries, London - Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
'Libido Lines' 1 & 2 - These sexy shapes come from a series of India ink drawings that use a single looping line and three dots to play with the boundaries between masculine and feminine forms.
'Potion Maker' - In these plants, from root to blossom, are potions to poison or heal. In the context of the natural landscape, where colours are used by plants and animals to both allure and ward off, how has our evolutionary history shaped our aesthetic sensibilities?
'Taking Comfort' - In one another's embrace, these lovers find solace and space to dream
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