Filthy and Faded pays homage to Allen’s creative roots, his love of pin- ups along with his commitment to experimentation with texture, shape and colour. The multilayered textural abstract backgrounds are inspired by his fascination with the weathered and torn posters which ornate the walls of most urban landscapes.
The show includes bodies of work on canvas ranging from small to larger than life. Some works echo Ben’s love for superheroes, with original pages applied to the works from his personal collection of Avengers comics.
The name Filthy and Faded was inspired by its creative process. Allen went to great lengths to collect billboard paper to give his work fitting textures. Ben will also be releasing a show print that uniquely mixes colourful giclee and screen-print with hand embellished second-hand billboards.
Ben’s unusual, experimental style pays ode to the past and the future alike. He continues to keep the art community on their feet and wanting more by breaking convention.
The exhibition will begin with a PV at 6pm on the 21st of April 2016.
If you’d like to be a part of the evening please RSVP with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org