A. Richard Allen
Keeler & Tornero
Theatre of Dolls
Artist's Statement: "I paint cities and people. First and foremost I paint about London, my city. These paintings are celebrations of the people and places that I walk through with my sketchbook. My aim is to expose the rich contrasts of modern city living, the excitement and vitality that glitters through the grime of the contemporary urban landscape. This work is an ongoing narrative chronicling the cycle of decay and renewal of the modern city.
In the last few years I have begun to depict more of the great world cities and you will find paintings of New York, Mexico City, Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Capetown among others. This work owes much to the painters that inspire me, Jock McFadyen, Diego Rivera, LS Lowry, Edward Hopper, Edward Burra, Archibald Motley Junior, Stanley Spencer, William Hogarth, Caravaggio, Breughl and Pireo dela Francesca."