Vltavska Painting by Andy Allen

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Painting: Oil, Ink on Canvas.

'Vltavska' is part of a larger series of paintings based on the Metro air vents around Prague. These large and unusual structures pop up in areas of the city; all completely different in design but are in essence the same functional structures. Despite living and working in Prague, and visiting each of the vents several times, these works are painted from the black and white photographs of Cedric Bomford. This allows another level of distortion and invention to take place. The works also use Graffiti as a visual trigger; this ‘low art’ is then repackaged in the context of Oil Painting.

The image uses the geometric structure and graffiti in an attempt to lead the viewer. The focus then allows the gaze to dissipate into the subtle background: a harmonious pallet of tones, and eventually to the distant blank canvas.

**This Painting is Artist quality Oils and 12oz cotton duck canvas, stretched with traditional glue size over a hand made pine stretcher bar





Andy Allen

United Kingdom


Size: 39.4 W x 50 H x 2 in

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