|James R Allen is a British artist based at Sao Paulo - Brazil / London - UK.
Born at Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1968.
He is primarily a painter, illustrator, glass artist, digital artist and puppet maker.
From 2011 the artist modified his name from James Allen to James R Allen.
Adding a monogram to the front of the pieces and full signature at the back.
The themes of his work include childhood, innocence, death, life, God, decay, rebirth, mysticism, religion, historic language of symbolic imagery, classical meaning behind the objects and animals are represented in his work. The balance of good and evil, positive and negative, an aura of the unknown and mysticism are always present in his work.
A dark mixture of innocence and the shadow side of life. There is a certain unnerving element to James work that evokes that feeling you get when you know something is not quite right expresses the inner self and the shadow realms many ignore in the human being.
|James R Allen is a self taught artist, he achieved a degree of Fine Arts M.A - Master of Arts and Stained Glass at Saint Martins College of Art And Design - London - UK