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Matthew Allen

1981 New Zealand

10 Works exhibited

Current location

Amsterdam

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Matthew ALLEN (b. 1981 – New Zealand. Lives and works in Amsterdam) centers his practice around bodily intelligence as it is expressed through tactile interactions with material and the generative potentional of rhythmic maunal activity. His current body of work is a specific exploration of the material properties and perceptual limits of graphite.
Allen’s recent solo exhibitions include a solo at Fox Jensen gallery, Sydney, Australia and his participate at Art Basel Hong Kong (2018). Group show “Carbon”, Fox Jensen & FoxJensen McCrory Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (2018) and his partecipate at The Gaze of Narcissus, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy (2017) and group show with Milan gallery at YIA Art Fair #11 Paris. With Sullivan+Strumpf gallery partecipate at Art Stage Jakarta, International Art Fair, Indonesia (2017).
Other exhibitions: Spectral Variations, PS project space, Amsterdam (2016); and Continue/Repeat?, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney (2015). His work has been exhibited in Drifts, Witte Arena, Amsterdam (2014); Collection 4, Articulate Project Space, Sydney (2013); Painting as Presence, MOP Gallery, Sydney (2012); The Stone of Impermanence, Cite Des Arts Internationale, Paris (2012); and Ruminations on the End, SNO Contemporary Art Projects, Sydney (2012). In 2013 Allen was a finalist in 100 Painters of Tomorrow at Beers Lambert Gallery, London; the Kogarah Art Prize, Sydney; and in the Wilson Art Award, Trinity College in Lismore, NSW. In 2012 Allen was awarded a residency at The Moya Dyring Studio, Cite International des Arts, Paris, France.
His work is included in a number of collections throughout Australia and Europe including Artbank, Sydney;
Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland; Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia; James Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand; and the Steensen Varming Collection, Sydney.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Black Sea, Fox/Jensen/McCrory, Auckland
2018 I used to be darker, then I got lighter, Cinnnamon, Rotterdam
2017 As a Surface Becomes a Space, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore
2016 Colour Acting, STACKS projects, Sydney
2016 Spectral Variations, PS project space, Amsterdam
2015 Continue/Repeat?, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
2014 Drifts, Witte Arena, Amsterdam
2013 Where you go I go too, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
2012 Meetings Along the Edge, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
2011 Field Paintings, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
2011 Four Paintings, TIGHT Space, Sydney
2008 Five Paintings, Factory49, Sydney
2007 Matthew Allen, Factory49, Sydney
2003 Matthew Allen, Project Room MOP, Sydney
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Portrait Without A Face, Fox/Jensen, Sydney
2018 Mirror Drawing, Neon Heater, Ohio
2018 Uit Zicht, CBK Emmen, Emmen
2018 Field Work, Alaska, Sydney
2018 CARBON, Fox/Jensen/McCrory, Auckland

Lo sguardo di Narciso, 2017 The Flat, Milan
2017 Summer Show, The Flat, Milan
2016 The Future Will Be Different, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam
2015 Amsterdam Drawing, NDSM-Werf, Amsterdam
2015 Group Show, PS project space, Amsterdam
2014 Residency Exhibition, Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia
2014 De Colori..., William Wright Artist Projects, Sydney
2013 Wilson Visual Art Award, Sydney
2013 Kogarah Art Prize, Kogarah City Council, Sydney
2012 Painting as Presence, MOP Gallery, Sydney
2012 Contemporary Visions III, Beer Lambert Contemporary, London, UK
2012 Ruminations on the End, SNO Contemporary Art Projects, Sydney
2012 SSFA12, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
2011 SSFA11, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney
2011 A damn good painting show!, General Store for Contemporary Art, Sydney
2011 Welcome Back, TIGHT Space, Sydney
2011 Origins, William Wright Artist Projects, Sydney
2010 Beyond the Field, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney
2007 James Dorahy 1 Year Anniversary Show, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
2006 MVA Mid Year Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney
2004 Honours Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney
2003 MOP LOG, MOP Gallery, Sydney
2003 What the World Needs Now II, Phatspace, Sydney
2003 MOP Opening Show, MOP Gallery, Sydney

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Art Radar Journal, June 2017
Art is...Vol 1, SCANDALE project, 2017
Floorr Magazine, Interview, 2016
Walton, Natalie. 'Matthew Allen', Daily Imprint, 20 August 2015
Sharne Wolff, 'Where you go I go too', Art Life, http://theartlife.com.au/2013/where-you-go-i-go-too/
Vogue Living, Art & Events, January/February 2013, p.66
Joel, Shareen, ‘Meetings Along The Edge’, Share Design, www.sharedesign.com, December 10 2012
Shift Magazine, ‘Contemporary Visions’, Japan, September 2012
The White Review, No.3, October 2011, edition of 1000
Newman, Cassie. ‘Artist Interview: Matthew Allen’, Australian Art Collector,
www.artcollector.net.au/artistinterviematthewallen, 5 September 2011

AWARDS

2015 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, 2015, finalist
2014 Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia
2014 Nieuw en Meer, Amsterdam
2013 Wilson Visual Art Award, Sydney, finalist
2013 Kogarah Art Prize, Kogarah City Council, Sydney, finalist
2012 The Moya Dyring Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Cité International des Arts, Paris, France
2011 Sydney Non Objective, Sydney
2008 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, finalist
2004-06 Australian Post Graduate Award, Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

COLLECTIONS
Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia
Artbank, Australia
Sir James Wallace Collection, New Zealand
Steensen Varming Collection, Sydney
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, Queensland
Private collections throughout America, Australia and Europe

Works by Matthew Allen

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2019

41 x 29 x 4 cm

3000,00 €

2019

41 x 29 x 4 cm

3000,00 €

2019

41 x 29 x 4 cm

3000,00 €

2018

22 x 30 x 4 cm

2100,00 €

2018

11 x 70 x 5 cm

3200,00 €

2019

38 x 187 x 6 cm

9000,00 €

2019

29 x 41 x 4 cm

3000,00 €

2017

30 x 40 x 2 cm

2800,00 €

2019

36 x 48 x 6 cm

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2019

24 x 34 x 4 cm

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