Colour Field Painting
One statement - one painting.
My paintings are involved with the use of sensual pure form. My concern is colour and colour manipulation in order to achieve lateral shifts across the two-dimensional surface, employing the fourth dimension (time), and to give the illusion of changing depths. Back and forth - in and out.
When painting on shaped canvases, I am working with deep and narrow spatial relationships, pulling the receding shapes up to the surface membrane and the projections back, in order to hold the dynamics of the picture plane - the point of entry to the image.
The origins of my paintings are non-objective because they start from a figurative source as opposed to pure abstraction.
In the early ‘70s pure abstraction became my prime concern - manipulating space, colour and form.
My relaxation is making drawings and studies of the female form in order to replenish the store of my original ideas.
Allen Barker ‘04
Allen in his studio with his assistant James Lawne.
Solo Gallery Exhibitions
One Man Museum Exhibitions:
The Structured Theatre Company was formed at the ICA London 1976.
Exhibition Reviews include: