Artists who have participated in exhibitions at Griffin Gallery are featured below.

Steven Allan

Steve Allan’s vision is truly unique. Making paintings that reveal a passion for the materiality of paint, his subjects are humanized renditions of inanimate objects such as teapots, clocks, paint tubes and bananas. these characters are often forlorn and retain a strong sense of the absurd, but are also strangely believable. Their melancholy expressions appear to communicate all of the woes of humanity, as they engage in seemingly futile behaviour. But whilst we observe it also appears that Allan’s characters are aware of our gaze. They are part of a bizarre charade where paired down landscapes and interiors become a stage upon which they are duty bound to perform.


Exhibited at Griffin Gallery in Young Gods in January 2013.



1984, Aberdeen, Scotland


MA Painting – Royal College of Art, 2012

BA Fine Art – Slade School of Fine Art, 2010

(Last updated 16.11.2014)