Introducing… Ben Allen


As ‘CARNIVAL OF COLOUR‘ draws to a close, we are taking this last opportunity to tell you about the creative forces behind the exhibition. Today, we present Ben Allen, a free-spirited artist establishing himself, not only in the surfing community, but as a firm favourite of brands and celebrities alike. 

Allen’s C.V. boasts incredible achievements; his artworks appear in private collections across the globe, from Australia to Korea, and Germany to Las Vegas. Gaining attention of worldwide press, he has been featured in The Observer, The Times, Elle Deco, GQ, Design Week and Huck, to name a few… 

Jade Jagger, Stephen Dorff, Rich Branson and Sophie Ellis-Bexter are notable collectors of his work, which juxtaposes vibrant colours and pop culture with a youthful rebelliousness. His pieces for Imitate Modern feature his delicate skull motif on a background reminiscent of a church’s stained-glass window. In addition to these collectors, Allen has also been commissioned by clients including Jamie OliverVans, Levi’s and has created a 40ft artwork at Virgin’s headquarters. 

With low edition numbers, and a history of successful shows, Allen remains highly sought after, and we consider ourselves lucky to exhibit his work in Carnival of Colour. 

If you would like any further information about this artist, or investing in art, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at, via telephone on +44 (0)20 7486 9927 or visit the gallery to view these artworks in person! 

Kind regards from 

All at Imitate Modern 



Ben Allen in the studio


“Psychedelic Skull No. 8″

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Ben Allen’s mural at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant ‘Fifteen’




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This week we viewed CARNIVAL OF COLOUR with a little help from Rum Kitchen!


Thank you to everyone who attended the Private View of ‘CARNIVAL OF COLOUR‘ on Wednesday. A busy start to the evening saw the crowds enjoying our eclectic and colourful collection complemented by the welcome return of our resident DJ, Gregorio. And of course, star guest of the night, Potato the French Bulldog.

The Rum Kitchen were on the bar, creating a menu of Caribbean cocktails, from the gingery ‘Grog’ to a . With residences in Notting Hill and Carnaby Street, we recommend you head over to sample their hundred-plus varieties of rum and West-Indian inspired food – check out their menu here.

We have been excited to welcome a number of newcomers to the gallery, with Ben Allen, See One, Raymond Salvatore Harmon and URNEWYORK making their first exhibition appearances at Imitate Modern. Alongside Paul Oz, Rosie Emerson, Luc Waring and Stik, these artists formed a diverse collection, appealing to both seasoned art collectors and those making their first art purchases.

If you weren’t able to come by last night, this exhibition is open until 20th September, so there is still plenty of time to view these vibrant pieces.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Kind regards from

All at Imitate Modern

crowd and legs


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Gregorio and Isabella

Potato at decks

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Roll Up, Roll Up to Imitate Modern’s ‘CARNIVAL OF COLOUR’!

Welcome to Imitate Modern’s ‘Carnival of Colour’!

It may feel like the end of summer is fast approaching, but we are determined to see it off with a bang! This Saturday we were excited to open a bright and eclectic group exhibition, revealing our latest discoveries and talents in the art world, alongside some of our established stars.

‘Carnival of Colour’ showcases each artists’ unique interpretation of the ‘carnival’ theme, demonstrating their versatility and originality. From Paul Oz’s portrait of Bob Marley to See One’s energetic ‘shard’ pieces, URNY’s London scenes to Ben Allen’s rebellious skulls, our Carnival boasts a wide variety of styles, influences and techniques.

To read more about Imitate Modern’s ‘Carnival of Colour’ please visit the exhibition page!

To read more about an individual artist, please click on their name
Paul Oz
Rosie Emerson
Luc Waring
Raymond Salvatore Harmon
Ben Allen
See One

If you would like a catalogue sent to you via post or email, please email

*Save the Date*
On Wednesday 10th September we are hosting a party, and for those of you who have been away for summer, we welcome you back to London and invite you to join us in celebrating this colourful collection!

Have a lovely week,

All at Imitate Modern

Ben Allen skull

Ben Allen ‘Psychedelic Skull no.8′

Paul Oz - Bob Marley - 36 x 48 inches - oil paint on board

Paul Oz ‘Bob Marley’

RSH - The Symbol of Soul Governing Man - 22 x 22 inches - oil aerosol and emulsion on paper

Raymond Salvatore Harmon ‘The Symbol of Soul Governing Man’

URNY - Bangers and Mash - 60 x 20 inches - screen print mixed media on canvas

URNY ‘Bangers and Mash’

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