K.A.M.O aka Allan Banford is part of the experimental abstract movement that emerged at the beginning of the 21st century in London UK, audiovisual and music producer. Allan creates 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.
“Aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated elements of subconsciousness and reality”
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.
Allan Banford artworks directly respond to the surrounding environment and everyday experiences to visually materialise them.
Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context but by applying the abstraction by his laceration technique, the rhythm reveals an inherent awkwardness which conceptualizes coherency.
Allan’s paintings don’t reference recognizable forms at first glance but the result is deconstructed to the extent that the meaning is shapeshifted, creating a logical interpretation that becomes multifaceted by questioning the concept of perception and perspective. His artworks are deeply personal pieces, masterfully completed by his rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the organic channels to flow.
World Citizen Artist award winner artist, commemorating the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death and legacy. His artworks are included in numerous private and public collections such as The Mona Flat series winner of Andy Warhol Absolut Art Exchange exhibited at Saatchi Gallery, the Perspective Scenarios series featured at RA Summer Exhibition, acclaimed by critics and public alike.