Egan, Allen

Je suis né en Rhodésie au Zimbabwe et j’y ai passé mon enfance.

Après mes études secondaires, j’ai complété un cours de 3 ans en graphisme et travaillé par la suite dans l’industrie de l’impression et du design graphique. J’ai émigré en Afrique du Sud en 1989 et pendant plusieurs années, j’y ai été propriétaire et directeur d’une entreprise d’impression. À cette époque j’ai commencé à documenter et peindre les Africains dans leur milieu rural. Après avoir émigré une troisième fois en 2000, au Canada cette fois, dans la région de Gatineau, je me mis à la peinture à plein temps. Je continuai à documenter et peindre les Africains au cours de voyages en Afrique du Sud; je présentai aussi des expositions de mes peintures dans des galeries sud-africaines et je me rendis dans des régions plus éloignées afin de prendre des photos.

Pendant cette période, mon travail a graduellement et radicalement évolué de la documentation aux portraits, dans lesquels je représente mon sujet d’une manière plutôt surréaliste et expressionniste. Je suis un peintre autodidacte.

Dead-in-my-head

Dead in my head

62" x 52"

Huile sur toile

2008

2010

 

 

 

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EXPOSITIONS

1985 - Standard Bank - Harare, Zimbabwe.
Large scale Abstract/Figurative works.

1990 - Eloff Street Gallery - Cape Town, South Africa.
Abstract/Figurative works.

1991 - Port Elizabeth Provincial/public Art Gallery - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Eastern Province Fine Arts Society Eistedfodd group exhibition. Abstraction

1992 - Port Elizabeth Provincial/public Art Gallery - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Eastern Province Fine Arts Society Eistedfodd group exhibition. Figure/Realism.

1992 - Eastern Province Fine Arts Society - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Solo exhibition. Wildlife.

1993 - Eastern Province Fine Arts Society - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Solo exhibition. Wildlife.

1999 - Cuyler Street Gallery - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Group exhibition. Wildlife.

1999 - The Artists Space - Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Solo exhibition. Wildlife and Figurative African Works.

2000 - Cuyler Street Gallery - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Group exhibition. Realism.

2000 - Oliewenhuis (Provincial Public Gallery) - Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Group exhibition. Figurative African Works.

2001 - Knysna Fine Arts - Knysna, South Africa.
Group exhibition in October entitled “The Dry Land”. Figurative .

2003 - Cuyler Street Gallery - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Solo exhibition. Figurative African Works.

2004 - Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, South Africa.
Group exhibition in April entitled “Fine South African Painters and Sculptors”. Figurative.

2004 - Savacou Gallery - New York, USA.
October - Group exhibition at art fair “Art Off The Main”.
Figurative African works and abstraction.

2005 - Savacou Gallery - National Black Fine Art Show, New York, USA.
Group exhibition of gallery works. Abstraction.

2005 - Galarie Montcalm – Gatineau, Quebec - Lotto Quebec Group exhibition.
Group exhibition of juried works. Figurative.

2005 - Savacou Gallery – New York, USA.
September - The Africa America Institute art auction.

2005 - Savacou Gallery - New York, USA.
October - Group exhibition at art fair “Art Off The Main”.
Figurative African works and abstraction.

2006 - Savacou Gallery - New York, USA.
October - Group exhibition at art fair “Art Off The Main”.
Figurative African works and abstraction.

2007 – Ottawa Fine Arts Festival – Ottawa, Canada.
May – Group Exhibition.
New Figurative works.

2007 - Savacou Gallery - New York, USA.
October - Group exhibition at art fair “Art Off The Main”.
Figurative works.

2007 – Savacou Gallery – New York USA.
November – Group exhibition “The Others”.
Figurative works.

2007 – Carraige House Gallery – Midland, Ontario
December – Solo exhibition “The New Normal”
Recent figurative works.

2008 – Toronto Art Expo – Toronto, Canada.
March - Group Exhibition.
New Figurative works.

2009 – Toronto Art Expo – Toronto, Canada.
March - Group Exhibition.
New Figurative works.

2009 – Blink Gallery – Ottawa, Canada.
Sept/Oct. – Solo Exhibition.
New Figurative works.

2009 – Ottawa Art Festival.
October – Group Exhibition.
Figurative and representational works.

2010 – Ottawa Art Festival.
October – Group Exhibition.
Figurative and representational works.

2011 – Espace Odysee – Gatineau City Public Gallery, Gatineau, Quebec.
February/June – Solo Exhibition.
New Figurative works.