Born in Brighton, Ben Allen left the UK aged 17 to spend a number of years travelling. His destinations included Indonesia and Mexico and on returning home, he set up a studio in Brighton, and began to sell his work.
A self-taught artist inspired by graffiti, tattoo art, record covers, the punk scene and 1970s culture, Allen is also a keen surfer and skater. He says: 'Create to rebel, to be empowered, to be part of something bigger than yourself.'
Allen's work has been exhibited widely not only in Cornwall, but in Bristol, Brighton and London, and further afield in Europe, Hong Kong, Australia and the USA.
Painting and printmaking