The Spring Auction 2020

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47. Becky Allen


Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 47, Becky Allen, Lux

Signed and dated (on verso of frame)
Ink on mounted Japanese Kozuke paper
60 x 60 cm.
Created in 2020

For this curated section of The Spring Auction 2020 we selected seven artists whose work is concerned with the environment and the impact of climate change (More details).

Reflecting Taoism, widely understood as 'the way' or ' a journey with no end', Lux suggests the observation of landscape through an architectural space.

Lux is part of Becky Allen's ongoing View series which references both physical and cognitive wandering.

Becky Allen's output is deeply connected with the natural world; it both reflects and embodies it. The abstract topography, created by wavering texture reverberating between paper and ink, embodies fluctuating light experienced in nature, whether on an undulating sea or light falling between leaves (informing the varying titles of the works). 

"Through a ritualistic practice, I explore drawing as a form of meditative catharsis in which rhythmical works channel the movement and energy of repetitive mark making. My artworks are contemplative, profound statements on the passage of time and physical manifestations of a personal journey."

Becky's practice, and projects completed in communities around the world, involve extensive work in developing natural dyeing processes, often using source materials indigenous to her surroundings and recycling her own drawings to produce new works. 

Becky Allen is also exhibiting Full Circle (Dark) and Full Circle (Light) in The Spring Auction. 


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

Selected Exhibitions: 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: 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. 

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 47, Becky Allen, Lux

28 Mar Mar 28

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