Allan Banford

Allan Banford

Paint, Print, Video/Audio

United Kingdom


Allan Banford is a contemporary fine artist specialising in acrylic figurative paintings, focussing on abstract surrealism.

The result is a unique and original conceptual experience, capturing the sense of recollection from an individual point of view trough colour, reflecting a Lacerations technique. His influences varied from classical masters such as Rembrandt and William Turner, to contemporary icons such as Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter. However, he alludes to Vincent Van Gogh from the Yellow House as his greatest influence.

He uses this plethora of stimuli to create a contemporary style for which he has become known in social and artist networks.  He has also worked as music producer, releasing several records including an EP called ‘Essential Element’ for SLS Records featured by American techno godfather Jeff Mill’s DVD The Exhibitionist.

This was followed by a series of number one hits and tours including the ‘Best of British’ released on Carl Cox’s label Intec Records.