Reuben Allen

I have been creating art since my adolescence. I am now 70 years old. Throughout my life I have used the creative act to explore myself and all that is outside of me within the context of these times.


For me, art must be an act of self-discovery that needs to be shared. It must be produced by the hand. It is all about what it is to live and relate to all that engulfs us. 


The work needs to show the marks of its creator, and its flaws must also be its strengths.



transcendent white man small hands
My Secret Cry Out Loud
wear my pink silence
black man big hands
white project of disguise
be piteous or terrible
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