In her recent project, Shape of The Universe, contemporary artist Oya Allen has taken the geometric element that can be seen in her earlier work and used it as the basis for abstract watercolour paintings that are constructed using high quality papers, paints and pencils, including Japanese watercolours and pigments that have been made from semiprecious stones.
These works manifest as exercises in light, colour and mark making and each one comes about during a meditative process that allows for new and exciting forms to emerge. Each piece is original and collectable and was created using archival materials that will last.
This series runs alongside a sculptural geometry project that Oya is currently working on, which started in 2018 during a residency that she was awarded at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth for the purpose of making new experimental work.
Colour and Light Collection