14th October 2014 by Guy Allen 1Exhibitions, Solo Show exhibitions‘Etchings‘ Grandy Art, London, The Chart Gallery SW3 Previous articleUnder a Grand, LondonNext article Under a Grand, The Chart Gallery, London SW3 Guy Allen Following his graduation from Central Saint Martins School of Art, Guy moved back to his home in Norfolk, from where he finds his inspiration. As a result, Guy’s interest began to change from his usual and familiar works, focusing on animal subject matter, to the forms that are scattered within and around the Norfolk landscape. In his most recent works, Guy has concentrated on the shapes and patterns that have caught his eye, from a winding road, to a singular tree. The combination of these more abstract compositions and the etching process has enabled Guy to experiment not only with the subject matter, but also with the tonality on the paper. Guy discovered his passion for printmaking during his time in Paris studying at the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux-Arts in 2010, when he became particularly fascinated with the traditional exchanging process. following his graduation from Central Saint Martins School of Art in 2010, Guy moved back to Norfolk from where he finds his inspiration. In 2012 Guy trained as an assistant print maker under Mary Dalton and Stanley Jones at Curwen Studios, Cambridge; where he had to learn at a fast clip how to master other types of print making. Guy is now working as a full time artist between Norfolk and London, where he spends the majority of his time at Artichoke Printmaking Studio in Brixton. In 2013 and 2014 Guy had one of his etchings selected to be exhibited in the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. Guy is represtented by Grandy Art and is working as a full time artist in London, he spends the majority of his time at Artichoke Printmaking Studios in London. After a successful first solo exhibition in London With Grandy Art where he had a inspiring response from his horse studies, this year Guy is focusing on the horse as a subject matter. The inspiration behind Guy's 2014 entry to The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ‘The Winner’ Guy explains: "The Winner, depicts my most recent exploration into animal subjects. The title alludes to the multi-million pound horse-racing industry that is prevalent in East Anglia, where I grew up. The horse is one of the oldest depicted animal forms: its musculature and contours have long intrigued artists, who have rendered this subject matter in almost every medium possible. Here, I have brought together a traditional technique - etching - and a timeless subject matter, twinned with a contemporary twist. The diving board not only physically grounds the animal, it also represents the precarious nature of the racing world" Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.