Since the mid-1980s, René Pierre Allain’s “constructed” paintings have been exhibited internationally. His abstract geometric works take their inspiration from architecture, heraldry, insignia, and disruptive rhythmic patterns in nature. He works with various materials, including steel, pigmented plaster, linen, acrylic, burlap, glue, clear sealant, and wax.
Ribbon no. 32 (1993) is one of the boldest and most seductive of Allain’s plaster paintings. It falls within the lineage of late Modernist Abstraction and demonstrates his radical experimentation with support, pigment application, and iconography.