Alan Lennon



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'Closer', oil on canvas, 40x80cm

'Familiar', oil on canvas, 40x100cm

'Salvation', oil on canvas, 50x100cm

'Fish out of water', oil on canvas, 60x80cm

'Hear what I'm not saying', oil on canvas, 40x80cm


Drawn to the figure and working primarily in oils, I like to paint using the medium expressively. I also work in a contrasting linear style where I deconstruct the forms into flowing lines of simple geometry and flat colour – that’s the designer in me. In recent years my work has become more sculptural and monumental in form, it was inevitable that I would explore sculpture as a medium. Now clay forms and direct stone carving has become an increasing part of my creative output.

The paintings and sculptures often portray the juxtaposition of a strong exterior presence but unmasking the soft vulnerability that lies beneath. Continually fascinated and inspired by the human form I draw upon feelings of isolation and alienation; people connecting or not connecting.