Alan King

Alan King was born in Greenwich, South East London in February 1952. From 1963 ? 1968 he studied art at Eltham Green School in South London where he was introduced to the artists of the Surrealist movement. Later he studied the optical illusion work of M. C. Escher and Oscar Reutersvard, plus the architecture and interior design of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Leaving school in 1968 he began his professional artistic journey by producing his own 'private' artwork while working as a trainee commercial artist in London's highly competitive advertising industry. After just two years he parted with the commercial advertising industry to pursue his own creative ambitions and by the early 1970's he was already exhibiting and selling art across London.

The New Media artwork produced by the Massurrealists were of particular interest to him and he is now accepted as a member of the movement himself.

Drawing on his knowledge of computer and commercial design techniques, processes and working methods, Alan King has developed his own unique and recognisable style. His vibrant and vividly surreal landscapes bridge the gap between surrealist imagery and New Media technique.

His style cleverly combines drawing and computer skills. The drawing aspect leaves in the art aspect while the computer portion allows the artist to make some odd, yet intriguing, images with much more clarity than just drawing and painting can provide.

A master of digital technique, he is able to capture images seen in his mind's eye, opening doors into a world where traditional Art methods are combined in the computer to create new and surreal images.

Alan King now lives and works in Dorset where he continues to experiment and explore new methods of artistic expression.

Alan King's art on the Web

Alan King's AutoGallery exhibit