"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." Erich Fromm
Allan Storer paints in Cornwall, London and Wales. His work embraces abstract and figurative styles, painted in thick impasto oil, on large canvases with palette knives and squeegees. He says, "the power and texture of oil paint applied with a palette knife or squeegee, dictates I loosen up and chance plays a significant role"!
Consistent with his postgraduate studies in psychology and surrealism, his consequent therapeutic work in the mental health and education professions, Storer's working methodology is a faith in the artistic principle of creativity, as a fundamental coping device for healthy everyday living.
The impasto palette knifed works of Sir Kyffin Williams and the squeegee paintings of Gerhard Richter influence Storer's work. In particular Richter's polemic that "almost every work of art is an analogy" appeals to his sense of what it is to be human.
"Art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religous search for God." Gerhard Richter
Allan Storer's CV
Born in the UK, theoretical specialism : Surrealism.
Master of Arts, Chelsea School of Art, London
Postgraduate Research Mentor Professor Toshio Watanabe
The Psychological Theories of Professors Freud and Jung and Twentieth Century Surrealism’s Impact upon the Creative Principle and Individual Development; both Socially and Artistically.
• Redefinition of Surrealism-Objective Chance-Second Manifesto-Relevance
• Director, Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea
Hesketh Hubbard Drawing Society
• AAardvark Gallery,Shropshire, American National Rugby Play Offs
(USA); Art House Gallery St. Ives, Cornwall; A K Lambert, Chelsea, London.
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
Badger Brewery; Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee USA ; Rugby
Articles and Reviews
Artist and Illustrators Magazine; Cardiff University Magazine; South
Wales Evening Post
© All images are copyright Allan Storer