Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Jonathan Allen


Year 2015
Medium Gouache and acrylic on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Thu 30 April, 2015 at 9:00pm

Jonathan Allen:

Jonathan Allen (b.1966, UK) is a visual artist and writer based in London. His recent solo and group exhibitions include Twenty-First-Century Silks at Ryan Lee Gallery, New York (2016), Casting for the voice of Strength at Stanley Picker Gallery, London (2016), Explode Every Day at MASSMoCA, USA (2016-17), and The Act of Magic, STUK, Leuven (2017). Allen is a curator at The Magic Circle Museum, London, where in 2013 he rediscovered a forgotten tarot deck hand-painted in 1906 by the English artist and mystic Austin Osman Spare. His subsequent book Lost Envoy is published by Strange Attractor Press (2016). His writing has also appeared recently in Truth is Concrete – A Handbook For Artistic Strategies in Real Politics (Sternberg Press, 2014), Notes on The Magic of the State (Lisson Gallery & Beirut, 2013), and Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine (Cabinet Books, 2012).

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