Join us in revisiting some of our favorite artist's work for the month of July.
Bob Allan has been with us through two locations and continues to be a favorite by many and are happy to reintroduce him back to Kirkland.
Still living in Nebraska, Allan manages his between his art, writing books and a happy retirement.
Allan's work exudes physicality. He alternatively excavates and constructs forms to create a complex topography across the surfaces of his works that effectively project light and shadow. His confident and of the surprising combinations of various material, textures, patterns, shapes and colors are reflective of his own fascination multi-layered biography.
According to Allan, creativity is like a puzzle, the solutions to which fall secondary to the means to get there. In his own words, "The act of creativity is much more important than the finished work" This drives him to believe that many of his paintings are never finished, but rather simply await another design intervention or until the definitive finished point of being purchased by a collector to adorn their wall.