Press Release

May 2008

Currently enjoying being part of the Urban Art show in Chiswick until May 15th, Ben Allen is designing wallpaper for an upmarket restaurant in the O2 stadium. The artist's work is often found in the VIP areas of London and Brighton’s hippest hotels and bars, as well as adorning the walls of various celebrities – Sir Richard Branson kitted out his latest venture in Verbier with artwork from Ben - and he recently painted a massive mural for British actress Patsy Palmer in her Brighton home.

Big brands want him to design for them and he’s even branching out into bespoke soft furnishings and furniture as well as having exhibited in London, Brighton and LA.

Ben’s style is not static but constantly evolving as he takes in the world around him. Not a graffiti artist himself but inspired by the vibrancy of the street art scene, it’s Ben’s love of animals that rides most prominently through his work.

If there’s one theme that sets the work of Ben Allen apart from his contemporaries it’s that. Leaping tigers, striking zebras and gentle birds, the artist captures their beautiful, natural patterns, their textures and characters and then off-sets them in industrial or cityscape-like environments.