Jules Allan

My subject matter is related to mortality, sexuality and the vulnerability of the human body and psyche within its environment, as well as, issues of control and restraint.

 

Although my work has a human presence,  the forms I use are not human forms as such. They relate to the body rather that representing it directly. The forms are fragile or tough, are blurred or have edges, are separate or merged, each painting establishes its own identity. The paintings are created in a constant state of revision; by layering, scraping and dissolving the paint, I hope to distil the essence of a state of mind