Imogen Allen Living Roots
The debut solo exhibition by nineteen year old artist Imogen Allen. The title of the show ‘Living Roots.’ is a phrase in a Seamus Heaney poem, titled ‘Digging.’encapsulating a running theme throughout the works Imogen has chosen. This theme is broadly the imagination, and the roots of thoughts, emotions and perceptions within the mind. Our internal, physiological states as human beings fascinates Imogen, and how painting can bridge the gap between the internal and the external even more so.
Essentially, the paintings aim to express something primal about humanity and experience which is therefore universal.
Living roots questions in various ways ‘what are we?,’ and perhaps even ‘where do we come from?’