Guy Allen was born in 1987 in Norfolk. He studied in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in 2010 and at Central Saint Martins School of Art in 2011, where he discovered printmaking and etching.
The protagonists of Guy’s prints are mostly animals and insects, and recently he particularly focused on the figure of the racing horse. He took this decision aiming to bring together “a traditional technique – etching – and a timeless subject matter, twinned with a contemporary twist”. In this representation, the diving board physically grounds the animal, but also suggests the precarious nature of the racing world.
Since 2012, Guy has been living and working in London as a full-time artist, being represented by numerous galleries. He also exhibited his artworks internationally in Dubai and New York, as well as in private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2013 and 2014, Guy had one of his etchings exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.