PSYCHEDELIC SKULL NO.6 by BEN ALLEN
70cm x 80cm Image Size
80cm x 90cm Paper Size
Hand torn paper edges.
Giclee print with 2 layers of screen print varnish revealing a matt stain glass window pattern.
Edition of 30.
Signed, stamped and numbered by the artist.
Ben Allen, a UK-born-and-based artist, is mostly known for his controversial pop paintings which are created using a collage-style of unlikely juxtapositions. These mash-ups of popular culture challenge the mundane and ordinary and challenge our views on sexuality and freedom.
Ben was also featured at our Halloween exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae, and boasting the biggest, most vibrant, skull piece there he certainly made an impression. We have always loved his work and his style and he was one of the first artists to be featured on our blog and our shop. I’m guessing this won’t be the last time we share with you this talented and rising artist.
Paul Alexander Thornton is a magician with a ball-point pen. So much so that every piece of his, skulls or not, completely blows my mind. His skulls are incredibly detailed and have a vibrancy about them which is a refreshing take on skulls in art, when compared the gloomy and macabre. We’ve shared his work countless times which can be seen here.
We were so excited to have him part of our inaugural skull exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae, and now his work is also available in our skull shop! Result
ARTISTS INCLUDe; MR FOUR FINGERS, SKULL-A-DAY, DAN HILLIER, BEN ALLEN, LAUREN BAKER, IAIN MACARTHUR, KATE KNIGHT, VIRGINIA THE WOLF, PAUL ALEXANDER THORNTON, EMILY EVANS ILLUSTRATION, PAUL JACKSON LIVES, OTTO D’AMBRA, GAKS DESIGNS, DR. BREZAK, ALFONSO ELOLA, VALERIYA CHAVDAROVA, 1STOP, SNEAKY STUDIOS, MR GRESTY, MARCO BEVILACQUA, BEN RIX, MORTE PHOTOGRAPHY, SEA ON GLASS, MONK STEVENS, AMY NAPPER, MAREK BRZEZINSKI, GAKS DESIGNS, DR. BREZAK, ALFONSO ELOLA, STUDIO CHEHA, MAGNUS SNICKARS, SUSI WHITTAKER, HANNAH ADAMASZEK, PAUL JACKSON LIVES, OTTO D’AMBRA, JEN MUIR, LAUREN MCIVOR, AON BLACK, NORMAL ILLUSTRATION, TOMMY, ALE GONZALEZ, BONEFACE, IN HER GLORY, CULIETTA, PUNCTURED ARTEFACT, HAKU ILLUSTRATION (JACK ROSE), BLACKOUT STUDIO, LE MARKE, KEITH BROOKS, DAVID KRAIG & VJ VON ART
Oh yes! In the build up to this exhibition I have been watching my emails like a hawk, in anticipation of hearing from some of the coolest skull artists I know. And most of them come with good news, like the latest announcement – RAF THE MIGHT will be exhibiting some artwork at Celebrabis Vitae! BOOM.
His work is powerful and extremely graphic and ranges from Day-of-the-Dead inspired designs to some serious heavy metai-styled skulls, it is some of the best illustrative work I have seen. I wonder which one we’ll have to show you? Best you come by and see for yourself. You can like Raf the Might’s Facebook page and you’ll have the honour of seeing his fantastic skull creations on a daily basis.
CELEBRABRIS VITAE Exhibition Details:
Private View and opening night: 31st October 2014
Runs until the 6th November, which falls on a First Thursday
We’ve been posting quite a few skull tattoo designs lately but it’s hard not to see why when there are so many amazing pieces to share! This beautifully intricate skull tattoo design was created by Amsterdam-based artist, Beazarility (the tattoo done on himself – pictured), and tattoo’d by the famous Dutch king of tattoos – Henk Schiffmacher.
Suddenly Appeared Out of Nowhere is a new painting piece by the super talented Ryohei Hase. The imagery in his work is powerful, a little bit disturbing but still extremely beautiful, and with the inclusion of some skulls he is a firm favourite for us here at the SAS HQ. We have featured his work before, and I’m assuming there will be much more to come. Enjoy.
Jim Bargas sent us this this skull artwork and asked us if we liked it enough to post it. Well Jim, here it is so obviously we liked it. I mean, what’s not to like about a intricate skull illustration, which is made up of little bones! See Jim’s Facebook page here – Thanks for sharing and keep coming back for more skull action
These are 2 of our latest skull works of art – Eve and Sweet Vice. The artwork is inspired by what lies beneath and we are planning on doing a third one to complete the set. Both these pieces featured in our first 2 art exhibitions – the first, Sweet Vice, was displayed at the Abbey Tavern in Kentish Town for We Art Camden and the second, Eve, is currently on display at the Curious Duke Gallery in London for the current Art In-Flux exhibition.