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Allan Collins
updated: 12/14/2011
website: www.allancollins.co.uk
 
   
 
 
     
 
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 Internal Polygon number 1. Photograh © Pawel Kowalczyk
Internal Polygon number 1.    Photograh © Pawel Kowalczyk
Internal Polygon number 1
1-9 (Horizontal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles
1-9 (Spiral) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles
1-9 (Diagonal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 2 Cycles
1-27 (Horizontal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles
1 - 3 (Diagonal x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 2 Cycles x 6 x 2
1-9 (Vertical x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles x 144
Detail: 1-9 (Vertical x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles x 144
Spiral 2 (x2) from Top Left_Tonal
Spiral 4 (x4) from Top Left_Tonal
Spiral 6 (x6) from Top Left_Tonal
Spiral 8 (x8) from Top Left_Tonal
Spiral 10 (x10) from Top Left_Tonal
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, diagrammatic, geometric, optical, pattern, process, repetition, science, systems
 
 
 Internal Polygon number 1. Photograh © Pawel Kowalczyk by Allan Collins
Internal Polygon number 1. Photograh © Pawel Kowalczyk
Laser Cut Acrylic
2010
99" x  96" 
Internal Polygon number 1.    Photograh © Pawel Kowalczyk by Allan Collins
Internal Polygon number 1. Photograh © Pawel Kowalczyk
Laser Cut Acrylic
2010
99 " x  96 " 
Internal Polygon number 1 by Allan Collins
Internal Polygon number 1
Laser Cut Acrylic
2010
99" x  96" 
1-9 (Horizontal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles  by Allan Collins
1-9 (Horizontal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles
C-type Print
2010
Dimensions variable
1-9 (Spiral) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles  by Allan Collins
1-9 (Spiral) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles
C-type Print
2010
Dimensions variable
1-9 (Diagonal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 2 Cycles  by Allan Collins
1-9 (Diagonal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 2 Cycles
C-type Print
2010
Dimensions variable
1-27 (Horizontal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles  by Allan Collins
1-27 (Horizontal) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles
C-type Print
2010
Dimensions variable
1 - 3 (Diagonal x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 2 Cycles x 6 x 2 by Allan Collins
1 - 3 (Diagonal x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 2 Cycles x 6 x 2
C-type Print
2009
Dimensions variable
1-9 (Vertical x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles x 144  by Allan Collins
1-9 (Vertical x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles x 144
C-type Print
2010
Dimensions variable
Detail: 1-9 (Vertical x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles x 144  by Allan Collins
Detail: 1-9 (Vertical x Curve) Emergence & Convergence at one point through 4 Cycles x 144
C-type Print
2010
Dimensions variable
Spiral 2 (x2) from Top Left_Tonal by Allan Collins
Spiral 2 (x2) from Top Left_Tonal
C-type Print
2011
50" x  50" 
Spiral 4 (x4) from Top Left_Tonal by Allan Collins
Spiral 4 (x4) from Top Left_Tonal
C-type Print
2011
50 " x  50 " 
Spiral 6 (x6) from Top Left_Tonal by Allan Collins
Spiral 6 (x6) from Top Left_Tonal
C-type Print
2011
50 " x  50 " 
Spiral 8 (x8) from Top Left_Tonal by Allan Collins
Spiral 8 (x8) from Top Left_Tonal
C-type Print
2011
50 " x  50 " 
Spiral 10 (x10) from Top Left_Tonal by Allan Collins
Spiral 10 (x10) from Top Left_Tonal
C-type Print
2011
50 " x  50 " 

Artist Statement

My work arises after much experimentation, this experimentation is achieved through the conduit of drawing, the physical act of putting pen to paper and drawing is what underpins all my work. I arrive at what I consider a fundamental discovery. I then strive to understand this discovery by dissecting and stripping down to the basic element or underlying principle which defines the discovery. This is done through working methodologies that are akin to scientific experiments with factors analysed in controlled conditions. Written proofs can be ascertained allowing me to validate the work.

Internal Polygon Series - The work is a result of an exploration into the relationships of equal sided polygons. In this particular model 'self similarity’ within the geometry from macro to micro scale is resultant from the relationships between the same shape in factored scales, this particular piece is of order 4. The piece is made from 3102 individual pieces of laser cut Acrylic.

Emergence / Convergence Series - These works illustrate an arithmetical discovery. Lines emerge from one point, go through cycles and converge at one point. For all odd numbers, emergence and convergence is Horizontally through 4 cycles, Spirally through 4 cycles and Diagonally through 2 cycles. For even numbers emergence and convergence occurs for every other number, 2, 6, 10, 14 etc and through different number of cycles for its even and odd number constituent components. Upon my establishment of this base or principal factor I then add levels of complexity.

Spiral Series - Starting from top left on the grid repeated sets of units spiral clockwise towards the centre of the grid. Colour is used as a conduit to distinguish between units. Multiples of units always complete themselves at the end of the spiral. No same colours are ever adjacent on the grid for multiples of even number of units. The process can be repeated, spiralling anti clockwise from the centre of the grid ending bottom right for multiples of even number of units.

Artist Bio / CV

Born - London 1979

Lives and works - London 

Education                                                                                     1998 - 2001                                                                               Degree in Fine Art - London Guildhall University 

1997 -1998                                                                                   Diploma Foundation Studies for Art and Design - London Guildhall University  

Solo Exhibitions:                                              2004                                                                                         Kilkenny Watergate Gallery - Kilkenny, Rep of Ireland  

Group Exhibitions                                                                  

2011

if on a winters night a traveller August Art Gallery, London

2011

"Iterative" - August Art Gallery, London   

2010                                                                               Dislocation - August Art Gallery, London 

2009                                                                                                 On CDOs and Double Clubs - August Art Gallery, London 

2007                                                                                      Creekside Open X 2 - APT Gallery, London  - Exhibition Selected By Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings 

2001                                                                                         London Guildhall Degree Show