An exhibition of work by Stu Allan
Monday 17th August to Saturday 10th October
I paint people. Using friends as subjects, I try to reflect a feeling of each personality in all individual works. I choose not to include a background because i want each piece to focus solely on the subject. Instead, I leave all drips and marks which occur during the painting process. I do this because I feel it is important to show some of the history of the final product.
I like to leave visible brush strokes because I want my paintings to look like paintings. I do not believe in doing a painting to look like a photograph.
I take influence from many different areas of art. From traditional artists like Lucian Freud, graffiti artist David Choe and portrait and tattoo artist Shawn Barber. Surrounding myself with creative people is also very important to me and my work.
You can see a selection of Stu’s work here.