Nov 11, 2012

Brilliant Book Art by Thomas Allen

 

Inspired by a View-Master and pop-up books as a child, Thomas Allen became interested in recreating these three-dimensional experiences by using mid century books and pulp fiction paperbacks as still life subjects. Allen gently cuts around the shape of his figures, physically releasing them from their two dimensional surface, and then places them in a new display of meaningful interactions.

His characters are brought to life from their pages and covers by detailed lighting and selective focus, ultimately telling a distinct narrative with their newly defined settings. He explores the human experience by exploring sexuality, desire, childhood and scientific norms. [Source: Foley Gallery]

Allen is represented by the Foley Gallery in New York, the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, and the 1000 eventi Gallery in Milan.

Allen also keeps an active blog where you can find all of his artwork at: thomasallenonline.com/

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Artwork and Photography by Thomas Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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papercraft art from one sheet of paper peter callesen 20 Brilliant Book Art by Thomas Allen

 

 

 

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