BEN ALLEN - CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
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Surfer, skater, artist, UK born and bred Ben Allen works in a multitude of media and materials. Influences include comic book art, surfing, skateboard culture, Japanese graphics, the Mexican "Dia de la Muerte", typography, nature and the human condition.
He exhibits his mixed media paintings in venues and galleries internationally as well as selling to celebrities such as Richard Branson, Stephen Dorff and Jade Jagger.
Bens work is in private collections throughout the UK, in Australia, New York, Barcelona, Japan, Ibiza and has featured in Design Week, The Observer, The Times, Elle Déco, Plus1, FRANKIE and GQ magazines amongst others. Clients include Levis, Virgin, Channel 5, Nokia, DJ Erick Morrillo and Subliminal Records.
He currently has permanent work on display in Selfridges, London, with shows to follow in New York, The Hamptons, Singapore, Miami, LA and a solo show in London for early 2012.