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Ambrosine Allen Limited Edition

Ambrosine Allen creates intricate collages from obsolete encyclopaedias and discarded books. Her Limited Edition, The Cloud-capt Mountain, which is part of our Curated Editions collection New Mythologies, references seventeenth and eighteenth-century landscapes and aims to create a sense of tension and flux.

‘Because the making process is so time consuming, the landscape changes anyway – almost in the way it would in the natural world. Parts rise and fall, skies and clouds come and go as I build up the layers.’

Detail of Ambrosine Allen’s Limited Edition The Cloud-capt Mountain

A collage work in progress in Ambrosine Allen’s studio


Meet Ambrosine Allen

Ambrosine Allen’s work is intricate, delicate and multi-layered. Mystical landscapes and dramatic scenes are built from thousands of tiny fragments of collage, painstakingly assembled over many hours, days and weeks.

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Ambrosine Allen

The Artist

Ambrosine Allen

Ambrosine Allen (b. 1982 Suffolk, UK) is an internationally exhibited artist whose work can be found in collections worldwide. She graduated from the MA Fine Art: Drawing course at Wimbledon School of Art in 2005 and was a finalist in the Jerwood Drawing Prize the same year. After her first solo show in London in 2012 she was profiled as an artist to watch in a number of publications including Quintessentially and Flaunt. 

Recent solo shows include: In Conversation: Part III, Copeland Gallery, London 2021 and  What Remains, bo.lee Gallery, London, 2018.
Selected group exhibitions include: The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2021; postROOM, London 2021; Nature’s Alchemy, bo.lee Gallery, London 2017; Romanticism and the Sublime, Lubomirov Angus-Hughes, London 2016; Petrichor, 19 Greek Street, London 2016; The Tragedy of Landscape, Griffin Gallery, London 2015 and After the Ascent, Anima Mundi, St Ives 2015.

Collections include 21c Museum Collection, Nashville, USA, All Visual Arts, London and BlueCrest Capital Art Fund, London.