Rhythm Adjust

21 MAY 2021 - 11 JUNE 2021
Becky Allen, Study for 'Humana del Niebla', The Auction Collective Becky Allen, Study for 'Humana del Niebla', The Auction Collective
Becky Allen, Study for 'Humana del Niebla', The Auction Collective
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27. Becky Allen

Study for 'Humana del Niebla'

Linen and chalk ink
50 x 50 x 2 cm.
Created in 2021



£500 - 750

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“This artwork is painted using a pigment made from foraged chalk on Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight. Pieces of chalk are ground down during a slow process that transforms chalk into a medium for painting. The work channels the movement and energy of repetitive mark-making to express a rhythmic record of passing time; a visual form of rumination that both captures and invokes the spirit of introspection. Humana del Niebla translates to the Mist Being.” - Becky Allen, 2021

The ritualistic practice of London based artist, Becky Allen, explores drawing as a form of meditative catharsis.Her abstract drawings channel the movement and energy of repetitive mark-making, to create artworks that express a visual record of passage through time.Exploring the slow physicality of creating intricate work through the deep contemplation that the act engenders, Allen presents visual forms of rumination to both express and invoke the spirit of introspection.

Using a rhythmic and measured process that characterizes her drawings, she expresses her fascination with line by employing them meticulously as marks, gestures or traces. Inspired by weaving’s warp and weft, wayfaring paths and the horizon line, her works express the entanglement of line’s manifold associations interwoven throughout human history. She engages meticulously with her materials, labouring to illuminate the invisible properties of her surfaces that arise from organic interactions with natural components. Her work emerges from this intimacy to embody the unpredictable and ethereal that occurs as a profoundly unique dialogue between the artist and her medium.


Education: MA Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, 2011 - 13. BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), 2008-11

Selected Exhibitions: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects + various UK Galleries, 2020-21. Transatlantico, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey USA, 2020. Pazzo Palazzo, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy, 2019. Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects + various UK Galleries, 2019. 10 Years of DRAW RCA, Triforium Gallery, Temple Church, London, 2019.  The Humble Black Line, Frameless Gallery, London, 2019. Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space + various UK Galleries, 2017. Modern Penelopes - Palm Tree Gallery London, 2017. Drawing Now - Carreau du Temple Paris (represented by COB Gallery); House of Penelope with Alteria Art, Gallery 46, London, 2017. Girls Only - Ministry of New, Mumbai, 2016.

Awards and residencies: Villa Lena Artist Residency, Tuscany, 2021; Developing Your Creative Practice Grant 2019 - 20, Arts Council England. Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize shortlist, 2018. Jerwood Drawing Prize, Shortlisted, 2017. Thirty for Thirty, BURO, 2014. 4 Emerging Artist Award, 2014. Winner of Augustus Martyn Printmaking Prize, Royal College of Art,  2013.


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