Alan Yaffe artist profile

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Born 1959, lives and works in Manchester

Artist Statement

I’m a self-taught abstract artist who wanted to go to art college after leaving school but was persuaded otherwise. At the age of 55, I finally realised my long-held, but dormant, dream of becoming an artist. Much of my work is large format, ideally to be hung in big open spaces that afford the viewer the full scale and impact. All of it is acrylic paint on canvas, occasionally I use enamel paint and various mediums to add more depth and texture to the acrylics. My studio is my haven, a place where I lose myself amongst the canvas and paint. Abstract art offers something different to each of us, we all have the ability to interpret the forms and colours in our own unique way. For me and my work, that’s all that’s required……an interpretation.

Solo Shows

2016 “Abstractions” at The Gallery, Stanhope St, Liverpool

Group Shows

2017 Artexpo NYC at Pier 94, NYC, USA
2017 Manchester Ideal Home Exhibition at Event City, Manchester 2017 Here Come the British at Steidel Fine Art, Wimberley, Austin, Texas, US
2017 Baltimore Art Jewelry & Antique Fair at Baltimore Convention Centre, Baltimore, US
2017 Red Dot Miami at Miami Art Basel Week, Miami, US
2016 “Paper Canvas Clay” at The Hall At Marthall, Knutsford, Cheshire
2016 Abstract show at The Brick Lane Gallery, London

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