Jon Allen Metal Art
Collection Type :
Decorative art, Abstract painting, Contemporary art, Multi Color Original Metal Painting, Metal art
The fluid chromatic effects of paint help Jon Allen increase the rigidity of the metal on which he works. As a result, art is created that successfully combines organic sensibilities from the twenty-first century with the analytical abstraction of the twentieth.
Jon Allen’s pieces are able to portray light-hearted playfulness or hypnotic intensity with equal ease, and the prismatic quality of their reflective surfaces gives them a unique sense of movement and liveliness.He was trained at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, an institution that has been providing training in design, media, fashion and culinary arts for nearly a half century, and he refined his style of abstraction by spending time in Europe, studying the centuries-old traditions of Western art and focusing his attention on the intersection of architecture and art at the peak of Modernism in the 20th century. He augments the rigidity of the metal in which he works with the fluid chromatic effects of paint. The result is art that effectively combines the analytical abstraction of the 20th century with the organic sensibilities of the 21st century. Allen’s work has proven popular with collectors who appreciate the pieces’ clean, vibrant compositions, and his sculptures capture the attention of buyers looking for art that fits well into modern architectural settings. His work is held in collections in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and it is displayed in public spaces, hotels, corporate facilities and private collections. His work has been featured in more than 200 galleries worldwide. He has also placed work in many juried shows and received many awards, including Best of Show prizes. Allen remains actively connected to the arts community, maintaining membership in numerous art associations and guilds.
Jon Allen’s celebrated metal artwork is featured in the homes of private collectors around the globe including those of several actors, producers, musicians, sports stars, authors and other public figures. His work is enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors on iconic properties of every type from his most recent Summer 2015 installation at The Leslie hotel on South Beach, Miami’s illustrious Ocean Avenue to the fabled PGA Championship Valhalla Golf Course Club. Jon’s dynamic artwork is as diverse as the plethora of platforms on which it has been featured. Look for Jon’s pieces in the upcoming Sci-Fi / Action film GeoStorm starring Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, and Ed Harris. Jon’s unmistakable work will also be seen in the upcoming film Central Intelligence starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, comedian Kevin Hart, and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul. Jon’s stunning pieces have been featured on HGTV’s Extreme Homes, the Netflix Original series Hemlock Grove, VH1’s hit Basketball Wives, the History Channel’s Henry Rollins hosted series 10 Things You Don’t Know About, and everybody’s favorite country-themed drama, ABC’s Nashville.