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Becky Allen

MA work

Becky Allen’s work is characterised by intricate line drawings of things we cannot see. With extreme detail and a fascination of the close-up, she looks beyond that which is visible and presents another way of seeing.

The themes encountered in her work originated from a fascination in states of consciousness, with particular focus into the sleep state. Using neurological data such as REM activity, she interprets the objective into a subjective response to suggest the nature of our dreams.

Underlying themes within her work also include the spiritual and the acknowledgment of our eternal sleep, Death. By looking back at mankind’s attempts to explain phenomena such as dreaming, an investigation into ancient mythology has inspired narrative within her abstracted work.

Her most recent work explores the role of the female in mythology as well the mirror and its historical psychic associations.

Her work aims simply to echo a human desire to see more.

Info

  • Becky Allen profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2013

  • Becky Allen’s work is characterised by intricate line drawings of things we cannot see. With extreme detail and a fascination of the close-up, she looks beyond that which is visible and presents another way of seeing.

    The themes encountered in her work originated from a fascination in states of consciousness, with particular focus into the sleep state. Using neurological data such as REM activity, she interprets the objective into a subjective response to suggest the nature of our dreams.

    Underlying themes within her work also include the spiritual and the acknowledgment of our eternal sleep, Death. By looking back at mankind’s attempts to explain phenomena such as dreaming, an investigation into ancient mythology has inspired narrative within her abstracted work.

    Her most recent work explores the role of the female in mythology as well the mirror and its historical psychic associations.

    Her work aims simply to echo a human desire to see more.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts, 2011; Foundation Art & Design, Kingston University, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • IN DREAMS, COB Gallery, London, 2013; Hunter Gatherer, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, 2013; Re-Solutions, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2012; NOX, Art Work Space, London, 2012