Ben Allen - Dumbo Dollars

Dumbo Dollars by Ben Allen

 

  • 2021
  • Giclee Print
  • 330gsm Archival Paper
  • 31.42 x 32.67 in. (80 x 83 cm)
  • Small Edition
  • Edition of 40
  • Signed, Numbered, & Embossed by the artist
  • Includes Artist COA
  • Level P1 Provenance Included with sale

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About Ben Allen

Ben Allen is a rebel and his art reflects that. When he first started painting in the 90s, he soon realized this could be an outlet for the wild creative energy which distracted him so much in his youth. The application of paint, ink, or collage onto a surface has been a compulsive, therapeutic habit ever since he returned from a trip to Mexico aged 19, where he first encountered the philosophical concepts of perception, inner development, and mind-expansion which underpin the writing of Carlos Castendada, his most significant and recurring influence.

Ben’s paintings, murals, and screen prints occupy a space between street art, graffiti, abstraction, graphic design, pop culture, modernism, and comic strips. It’s an oeuvre that is best described as Contemporary Pop Art. Using a range of materials including acrylic, household paints, spray paint, screen printing, markers, comic books, digital print, billboard papers, and US currency, he makes diverse, intuitive, and boldly subversive imagery.

Ben’s work is built on a foundation of experience, freedom of thought, experimentation, and an  ‘emotional synesthesia’. Music is vital to the creative process and the vibrant colors and abstracted forms of his evocative paintings and prints resonate with the beats that reverberate around his bright, open-plan studio. It is connected to emotions, too. The way he feels is reflected in each brushstroke, splatter, or sprayed form, and these actions become an unselfconscious monitor of his mood and energy. Despite this intensity, the finished result is always considered and Ben will work on a number of canvases at any one time, moving between them, adding layers and references until he finds a resolution.

Level P1 Provenance

Works with P1 Level Provenance have a documented history of ownership. These works are obtained by the gallery by the Artist or Publisher, or transferred to the gallery by the original purchaser. These works are sold with a provenance report that includes:

  • A Detailed Description of The Work
  • High-Resolution Photographs
  • Artist Biography
  • Condition Report
  • Gallery Invoice
  • Bill of Sale
  • Copy of Original Purchase Documents
  • Statement from Original Purchaser (Completed at the discretion of original owner)
  • Ownership History