Allen Leper Hampton
Allen Hampton was born in 1982, in Birmingham, Alabama, where he spent the first 23 years of his life. He attended the University of Montevallo, in Alabama, where in December 2004, he graduated with a BFA in Printmaking. Allen was accepted to University of South Florida in 2005, and attained a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in the summer of 2008. Allen has exhibited in much of the United States, as well as overseas, and currently lives and works in St Pete.
Allen’s work focuses on a constant need to confront and understand that which does not make sense. Each piece attempts to present itself as a binary of thought processes. The works are bipolar, carrying within them feelings of extreme importance and utter uselessness. They are fully aware of their potential and impotence. Their only substantial mission is to communicate, simultaneously, each opposite end of their individual spectrum as well as the immense confusion that results from harboring such contradictory views. It is this confusion that parallels Allen’s own existence and impetus for artistic creation.
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