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J O H N   A L L E Y N E
 SUPER NATURAL

 

Employing an intuitive process of silkscreen mark-making with ghost print techniques, John Alleyne presents a world of figurative-abstraction that aesthetically transcends the laws of nature, while celebrating Black joy and otherworldly beauty. Other themes addressed in the exhibition include notions of belonging, healing, love, manhood, masculinity, and a desire for visibility. Individuals depicted in these works are identifiable by mere numbers, pointing to the broader subject of Black bodies being commodified, manipulated, and deified.

 

John Alleyne is an interdisciplinary artist from the island of Barbados, currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana. His paintings and monotype prints are rooted in an exploration of freedom, connecting his lived experience with an intuitive process of silkscreen mark-making. Alleyne looks for perfection in the imperfect. The untraditional use of unhinged silkscreens and squeegees are utilized as mark-making tools to create painterly gestures of figurative-abstraction. Within these gestures, Alleyne challenges notions of love, belonging, healing, beauty, manhood, and masculinity.

1.

“enduring uncertainty, while creating a new way of being. (Style No. 2)"

silkscreen-monotype on arches 88 paper 

22 ½ in x 30in 

2023

$700 (unframed) 

2.

"beyond scientific understanding

(Style No. 7)"

silkscreen-monotype on arches 88 paper 

22 ½ in x 30in 

2023

($700) unframed 

3.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 3)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

4.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 6)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

5.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 10)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

6.

"L."

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in

2022

$250 (framed)

7.

"U."

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in

2022

$250 (framed)

8.

"O."

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in

2022

$250 (framed)

9.

"S."

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in

2022

$250 (framed)

10.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 5)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

11.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 3)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

12.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 8)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

 

13.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 4)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

14.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 2)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

15.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 5)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

16.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 9)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

17.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 8)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

18.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 7)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

19.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 4)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

20.

“Protective Dreadlock Hairstylez (no. 2)”

silkscreen-monotype on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$400 each (unframed) 

21.

"Woman with Cape"

silkscreen, collage, acrylic on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$550 (framed)  

22.

“in this world, but not of it (Cynthea)"

silkscreen, collage, faux dreadlock clippings, acrylic on paper

19in x 24in 

2023

$550 (framed)

23.

“Heads of Youthful Heroes” 

silkscreen collage, acrylic medium, pencil, oil stick one wood 

48in  x 72in

2018

$7,000

24.

“The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God.

(Style no. 11)"

silkscreen-monotype on arches 88 paper 

26in x 33 1/2in 

2021

$1,200 (framed)

25.

“Gathering without criticisms, nor the critical eye” 

silkscreen-monotype on arches 88 paper 

26in x 33 1/2in 

2021

$1,200 (framed)

26.

"Deep in Thought (Style No. 4)"

silkscreen-monotype on arches 88 paper 

22 ½ in x 30in 

2023

$700 (unframed) 

27.

"Untitled (2 Young Kings)"

silkscreen-monotype on arches 88 paper 

30in  x 22 ½ in

2023

$700 (unframed)

28.

“Fragmented Memories . . . sentences incomplete.” 

silkscreen-monotype on arches 88 paper 

26in x 33 1/2in 

2021

$700 (unframed)

29.

"Untitled (No. 9)"

silkscreen monotype on paper

2023

$150

30.

"Untitled (225)"

silkscreen monotype on paper

2023

$150

31.

"Untitled"

silkscreen monotype on paper

2023

$150

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