Collaborations

Allan Banford’s illustrious career is marked by a series of collaborations with public institutions, luxury brands, fashion houses, and charitable organizations.

His visionary artworks and creative expertise have made him a sought-after collaborator, bringing a unique touch of innovation and elegance to each project. In partnership with public institutions, Banford has contributed his artistic talents to various cultural initiatives, museum exhibitions, and public art installations.

His works have graced prestigious venues, enriching the cultural landscape and engaging audiences with thought-provoking narratives and visual experiences.

Luxury brands have also recognized Banford’s exceptional creativity, enlisting his talents to infuse their products and campaigns with artistic flair and sophistication. Through collaborations with renowned fashion houses, jewelry brands, and luxury lifestyle companies.

Banford has brought his signature style to exclusive collections, events, and promotional campaigns, elevating the brand’s image and allure. Furthermore, Banford’s commitment to social causes has led to meaningful collaborations with charitable organizations and philanthropic initiatives.

Through art auctions, fundraising events, and awareness campaigns, Banford has used his platform to support causes ranging from environmental conservation and human rights to healthcare and education, making a positive impact on society through his art.

Across these diverse collaborations, Allan Banford’s artistic vision, versatility, and dedication to excellence shine through, creating captivating experiences and leaving a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.

Signature Wine Series

Allan Banford Signature Wine Series brings to you a unique combination of wines from each corner of the world featuring the concept of constant creative evolution, transformed into liquid art.

The Allan Banford Signature Wine Series presents a captivating journey through the world of fine wines, where each bottle tells a story of creativity, evolution, and artistic expression. This unique collection brings together wines from diverse corners of the globe, embodying the essence of constant innovation and transformation. With Allan Banford’s visionary artworks adorning each label, the series transcends the boundaries of traditional wine culture, offering a sensory experience that goes beyond the palate.

At the heart of the Allan Banford Signature Wine Series lies the concept of constant creative evolution, transformed into liquid art. Banford’s artworks, drawn from his acclaimed “Dynamic Abstraction” series, serve as the visual centerpiece of this exceptional collection. These artworks represent the perpetual evolution of abstract movements, seamlessly blended into figurative concepts that challenge the viewer’s perception. Through Banford’s art, viewers are invited to explore the depths of “Pareidolia,” the human tendency to seek patterns in random information, as they unravel the intricate layers of meaning behind each label.

The journey begins with the selection process, where Banford collaborates closely with winemakers to handpick the finest varietals for the series. Drawing inspiration from the unique terroirs of each region, Banford seeks to capture the essence of the land and translate it into a visual narrative that complements the wine’s character. Through meticulous attention to detail and a deep appreciation for craftsmanship, Banford ensures that each bottle is a true reflection of its origin.

As the wines make their way from vineyard to bottle, Banford’s artworks come to life, transforming the labels into miniature works of art. Through a combination of digital and traditional techniques, Banford infuses each label with vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and symbolic imagery that evoke a sense of wonder and intrigue. The result is a collection of bottles that not only tantalize the taste buds but also captivate the imagination.

The Allan Banford Signature Wine Series transcends the boundaries of traditional wine marketing, offering consumers a truly immersive experience. In addition to showcasing Banford’s artworks on the labels, the series also incorporates interactive elements such as augmented reality and digital storytelling. Through these innovative features, consumers can delve deeper into the world of Banford’s art, exploring its themes and inspirations in a dynamic and engaging way.

Beyond the realm of wine enthusiasts, the Allan Banford Signature Wine Series has also garnered attention from art collectors, luxury brands, and philanthropic organizations. Banford’s collaborations with public institutions, luxury brands, and charities have further elevated the series, turning it into a cultural phenomenon that extends far beyond the confines of the wine industry. Through these partnerships, Banford continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, using his art to spark conversations and inspire change.

As consumers uncork a bottle from the Allan Banford Signature Wine Series, they embark on a sensory journey that transcends time and space. With each sip, they are transported to distant vineyards, where the sun-kissed grapes whisper secrets of the land. With each glance at the label, they are drawn into Banford’s world of vibrant colors and abstract forms, where every brushstroke tells a story.

In the realm of fine wines, the Allan Banford Signature Wine Series stands as a testament to the power of creativity and collaboration. Through a harmonious blend of art and craftsmanship, Banford has created a collection that delights the senses and ignites the imagination. Whether enjoyed alone or shared with loved ones, each bottle offers a glimpse into the boundless potential of the human spirit, reminding us that true artistry knows no bounds.

Les Ballerines

D’auchel stands as the pinnacle of opulence, a Maison and atelier steeped in the rich heritage of French craftsmanship.

With a legacy spanning centuries, D’auchel embodies the essence of true luxury, offering discerning clientele exquisite leather goods crafted by authentic French artisans. Each handbag that emerges from the atelier is a testament to the artisanal traditions and meticulous attention to detail that define the brand, showcasing the finest leathers and unparalleled craftsmanship.

At the heart of D’auchel’s philosophy lies a commitment to preserving the time-honored techniques of French artisanal craftsmanship. With a deep reverence for tradition and a dedication to excellence, the artisans at D’auchel painstakingly handcraft each handbag, infusing it with a sense of timeless elegance and sophistication. From the selection of the finest materials to the final stitch, every aspect of the creation process is executed with precision and care, resulting in a masterpiece of artistry and quintessential luxury.

Allan Banford’s collaboration with D’auchel marks a harmonious union of art and craftsmanship, where two worlds converge to create something truly extraordinary. Inspired by the graceful movement and dynamism of ballet ballerinas, Banford’s collection of hand-painted limited edition handbags pays homage to the beauty and fluidity of dance. Each handbag serves as a canvas for Banford’s artistic expression, with vibrant strokes of color and intricate detailing capturing the essence of the ballet’s choreography.

Crafted and assembled in France by skilled artisans, the handbags in Allan Banford’s collection epitomize the intersection of fashion and art. Meticulously hand-painted with precision and finesse, each bag is a work of art in its own right, showcasing Banford’s unique vision and creative flair.

From delicate arabesques to bold geometric patterns, every design reflects Banford’s passion for storytelling and his ability to evoke emotion through his art.

The collaboration between Allan Banford and D’auchel represents a celebration of heritage, creativity, and innovation. By marrying traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, the collection breathes new life into the world of luxury accessories, offering clients a truly unique and exclusive experience. With only 24 hand-painted limited edition handbags available, each piece becomes a coveted collector’s item, destined to be treasured for generations to come.

Beyond the realm of fashion, Allan Banford’s collaboration with D’auchel transcends the boundaries of traditional luxury branding, embodying a deeper connection to art and culture. Through their shared passion for creativity and craftsmanship, Banford and D’auchel have created a collection that resonates with individuals who appreciate the finer things in life. Whether displayed as a statement piece or worn as an expression of personal style, each handbag becomes a symbol of elegance, refinement, and the enduring legacy of French craftsmanship.

As clients embark on their journey with D’auchel and Allan Banford, they become part of a legacy rooted in tradition, yet imbued with a sense of modernity and innovation. With each handbag, they carry a piece of history, a testament to the timeless beauty of French artisanal craftsmanship and the transformative power of art.

With a legacy spanning centuries, D’auchel embodies the essence of true luxury, offering discerning clientele exquisite leather goods crafted by authentic French artisans. Each handbag that emerges from the atelier is a testament to the artisanal traditions and meticulous attention to detail that define the brand, showcasing the finest leathers and unparalleled craftsmanship.

At the heart of D’auchel’s philosophy lies a commitment to preserving the time-honored techniques of French artisanal craftsmanship. With a deep reverence for tradition and a dedication to excellence, the artisans at D’auchel painstakingly handcraft each handbag, infusing it with a sense of timeless elegance and sophistication. From the selection of the finest materials to the final stitch, every aspect of the creation process is executed with precision and care, resulting in a masterpiece of artistry and quintessential luxury.

Allan Banford’s collaboration with D’auchel marks a harmonious union of art and craftsmanship, where two worlds converge to create something truly extraordinary. Inspired by the graceful movement and dynamism of ballet ballerinas, Banford’s collection of hand-painted limited edition handbags pays homage to the beauty and fluidity of dance. Each handbag serves as a canvas for Banford’s artistic expression, with vibrant strokes of color and intricate detailing capturing the essence of the ballet’s choreography.

Crafted and assembled in France by skilled artisans, the handbags in Allan Banford’s collection epitomize the intersection of fashion and art. Meticulously hand-painted with precision and finesse, each bag is a work of art in its own right, showcasing Banford’s unique vision and creative flair.

From delicate arabesques to bold geometric patterns, every design reflects Banford’s passion for storytelling and his ability to evoke emotion through his art.

The collaboration between Allan Banford and D’auchel represents a celebration of heritage, creativity, and innovation. By marrying traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, the collection breathes new life into the world of luxury accessories, offering clients a truly unique and exclusive experience. With only 24 hand-painted limited edition handbags available, each piece becomes a coveted collector’s item, destined to be treasured for generations to come.

Beyond the realm of fashion, Allan Banford’s collaboration with D’auchel transcends the boundaries of traditional luxury branding, embodying a deeper connection to art and culture. Through their shared passion for creativity and craftsmanship, Banford and D’auchel have created a collection that resonates with individuals who appreciate the finer things in life. Whether displayed as a statement piece or worn as an expression of personal style, each handbag becomes a symbol of elegance, refinement, and the enduring legacy of French craftsmanship.

As clients embark on their journey with D’auchel and Allan Banford, they become part of a legacy rooted in tradition, yet imbued with a sense of modernity and innovation. With each handbag, they carry a piece of history, a testament to the timeless beauty of French artisanal craftsmanship and the transformative power of art.

Amekua

Nestled in the heart of Ginza, Tokyo’s premier shopping district, lies Amekura—a luxury store that transcends traditional retail boundaries.

Step into the world of luxury and artistry with Amekura, a luxury premier store located in Ginza, Tokyo. Offering a curated selection of exclusive, limited edition designs crafted by the renowned artist Allan Banford. Founded on the principles of passion, creativity, and individuality, Amekura is more than just a store—it’s a platform where art and fashion converge to celebrate the beauty of self-expression.

At the heart of Amekura lies a collection of twelve unique designs, each meticulously crafted by hand in France by Allan Banford himself. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of influences, including art, culture, and nature, these designs are a testament to Banford’s unparalleled creativity and craftsmanship. From bold abstract patterns to intricate illustrations, each piece tells a story and invites viewers to immerse themselves in its beauty.

One of the hallmarks of the Amekura collection is its commitment to quality and authenticity. Each design is screen printed onto luxurious French silk, ensuring both durability and elegance. With only five prints available per design, the Amekura collection is truly exclusive, offering discerning customers the opportunity to own a piece of wearable art that is as rare as it is beautiful.

But Amekura is more than just a luxury goods store—it’s a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for art, fashion, and creativity. Through its online platform, Amekura connects artists, curators, and customers from around the world, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration that extends beyond the confines of traditional retail.

Central to Amekura’s mission is the belief that true luxury lies in the freedom to express oneself authentically. That’s why the store is dedicated to showcasing designs that push the boundaries of conventional fashion, offering customers the chance to stand out from the crowd and make a statement with their style.

In addition to its curated collection of luxury goods, Amekura also collaborates with internationally-renowned brands and ateliers to create exclusive, limited edition pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. These collaborations bring together the best of both worlds, combining the expertise of established brands with the creativity of emerging artists to produce works of art that are both timeless and contemporary.

But perhaps what sets Amekura apart is its unwavering commitment to supporting individuality and creativity. By providing a platform for artists to showcase their work and for customers to discover designs that speak to their unique tastes, Amekura is helping to shape the future of fashion and art in a meaningful and impactful way.

In conclusion, Amekura is more than just a luxury goods store—it’s a destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life and who seek to express themselves through art and fashion. With its exclusive collection of handcrafted designs, its commitment to quality and authenticity, and its dedication to fostering creativity and individuality, Amekura is redefining what it means to be truly luxurious in the modern world.

Royal Mail
Penny Black Series

The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was first issued in Great Britain on 1 May 1840, but was not valid for use until 6 May featuring a profile of Queen Victoria.

Allan Banford, renowned for his visionary artworks, joins forces with the prestigious Royal Mail for an extraordinary collaboration centered around the iconic Penny Black. This historic collaboration sees Banford’s captivating artworks adorning the timeless postage stamp, celebrating creativity and innovation in a commemorative masterpiece.

In 1837, British postal rates were high, complex and anomalous. To simplify matters, Sir Rowland Hill proposed an adhesive stamp to indicate pre-payment of postage. At the time it was normal for the recipient to pay postage on delivery, charged by the sheet and on distance traveled. By contrast, the Penny Black allowed letters of up to 1⁄2 ounce (14 grams) to be delivered at a flat rate of one penny, regardless of distance. Postal delivery systems using what may have been adhesive stamps existed before the Penny Black. The idea had at least been suggested earlier in the Austrian Empire, Sweden, and possibly Greece. On 13 February 1837, Sir Rowland Hill proposed to a government inquiry both the idea of a pre-paid stamp and a pre-paid envelope, a separate sheet folded to form an enclosure for carrying letters. Hill was given a two-year contract to run the new system, and together with Henry Cole he announced a competition to design the new stamps.

There were some 2,600 entries, but none was considered suitable; instead, a rough design endorsed by Hill was chosen, featuring an easily recognizable profile of the former Princess Victoria. Hill believed this would be difficult to forge. An envelope bearing a reproduction of a design created by the artist WilliamMulready was also issued. The portrait of Victoria was engraved by Charles Heath and his son Frederick, based on a sketch provided by Henry Corbould. Corbould’s sketch was in turn based on the 1834 cameo-like head by William Wyon, which was used on a medal to commemorate the Queen’s visit to the City of London in 1837. This portrait of Victoria remained on British stamps until her death in 1901, although by then she was 81 years old. All British stamps still bear a portrait or silhouette of the monarch somewhere on the design. They are the only postage stamps in the world that do not indicate a country of origin; the monarch’s image symbolizes the United Kingdom. Initially, Hill specified that the stamps should be 3/4 inch square, but altered the dimensions to 3/4 inch wide by 7/8 inch tall (approx 19 x 22 mm) to accommodate the writing at the bottom.

The word “POSTAGE” at the top of the design distinguishes it from a revenue stamp, which had long been used in the UK; “ONE PENNY.” at the bottom shows the amount prepaid for postage of the stamped letter. The background to the portrait consists of finely engraved engine turnings. The two upper corners hold Maltese crosseswith radiant solar discs at their centers; the lower corner letters show the position of the stamp in the printed sheet, from “A A” at top left to “T L” at the bottom right.

Although the stamps were not officially issued for sale until 6 May 1840, some offices such as those in Bath sold the stamps unofficially before that date. There are covers postmarked 2 May, and a single example is known on cover dated 1 May1840. All London post offices received official supplies of the new stamps but other offices throughout the United Kingdom did not, continuing to accept payments for postage in cash for a period. The Penny Black lasted less than a year.

A red cancellation was hard to see on the black design and the red ink was easy to remove; both made it possible to re-use canceled stamps. In February 1841, the Treasury switched to the Penny Red and began using black ink for cancellations instead, which was more effective and harder to remove. However, people still reused stamps by combining the uncancelled parts of two stamps to form an unused whole, so in 1864 as a further safeguard, the top cor – ner stars on the Penny Red were replaced by the lower corner check letters in reverse order. Imprimatur sheets are from among the first sheets of stamps printed from a finished printing plate.

The actual imprimatur (Let it be printed) refers to the written permission of the Inland Revenue officials entered on the back of the sheet of stamps. In the 19th century, it was common for officials to remove some stamps from each sheet to present as gifts to dignitaries and other important people. Individual stamps from an Imprimatur sheet can thus be found for sale on the open market. A complete sheet of the Penny Black without check letters is held by the British Postal Museum. This unique item is, in fact, a plate proof, and by definition not an imprimatur sheet.Printing The stamps were printed in unperforated sheets, to be carefully cut with scissors for sale and use.

As a result, stamps with badly cut margins, or no margins, are common and worth very little, while examples with four clear margins are rare and valuable, and fetch very high prices, especially if in mint condition. An original printing press for the Penny Black, the “D” cylinder press invented by Jacob Perkins and patented in 1819, is on display at the The total print run was 286,700 sheets, containing a total of 68,808,000 stamps. Many were saved, and in the used condition they remain readily available to stamp collectors. The only known complete sheets of the Penny Black are owned by the British Postal Museum.

The pub sign of the Penny Black pub in Oxfordshire Considered a British cultural icon, the Penny Black design features in the innovations section of the new British passport in 2015. Also in 2015, the search engine Google marked the 175th anniversary of the postage stamp with a Google doodle of the Penny Black and the artist Allan Banford featuring 20 limited editions sheets of 10 units signed and numbered portraiting individual artworks by the artist next to the iconic Penny Black stamp, printed by the Royal Mail.

BE@RBRICK

Rooted in the rich tradition of designer toys, Bearbrick has emerged as a beloved symbol of style and creativity since its inception in 2001 by the esteemed Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated.

At the heart of the Bearbrick phenomenon lies a whimsical celebration of simplicity and design. Each Bearbrick figure, affectionately rendered as BE@RBRICK, embodies a charming cartoon-style representation of a bear, infused with elements of pop culture and contemporary artistry. With its origins tracing back to MediCom’s Kubrick design, Bearbrick quickly captured the imaginations of collectors and enthusiasts worldwide, becoming a cherished icon of the toy industry.

Allan Banford’s collaboration with Brick Bear pays homage to this esteemed legacy while introducing a fresh perspective infused with his distinctive artistic flair. Central to this collaboration is Banford’s captivating artwork titled “Picnic,” a vibrant depiction of leisure and joy encapsulated within a whimsical outdoor scene. Through his masterful use of color, composition, and storytelling, Banford breathes life into the Bearbrick canvas, transforming it into a canvas of boundless imagination and creativity.

As a renowned artist renowned for his ability to seamlessly blend elements of surrealism and whimsy, Banford’s interpretation of the Bearbrick figure transcends mere toy design, evolving into a captivating work of art in its own right. “Picnic” serves as a testament to Banford’s unparalleled skill in evoking emotion and narrative through visual storytelling, inviting viewers to embark on a whimsical journey filled with warmth and delight.

The collaboration between Allan Banford and Brick Bear represents more than just a convergence of artistic talent; it embodies a shared commitment to innovation, creativity, and the enduring power of play. By infusing the Bearbrick platform with his unique artistic vision, Banford expands the boundaries of traditional toy design, transforming each figure into a cherished objet d’art that resonates with collectors and art enthusiasts alike.

Moreover, Banford’s collaboration with Brick Bear serves as a celebration of nostalgia, harkening back to the joyous memories of childhood play and imagination. In a world often characterized by complexity and uncertainty, Bearbrick offers a nostalgic refuge—a timeless reminder of the simple pleasures found in creativity, exploration, and self-expression.

As Bearbrick continues to captivate audiences around the globe with its blend of style, fashion, and nostalgia, Allan Banford’s collaboration stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of this beloved collectible. Through his inspired artwork and visionary approach, Banford invites us to rediscover the magic of play and creativity, one Bearbrick at a time. In the ever-evolving landscape of designer toys, Allan Banford’s collaboration with Brick Bear shines brightly as a beacon of artistry, imagination, and joy.

Axa Prime

AXA Group has simultaneously launched AXA Prime globally. With priority, qualified financial consultants can join AXA Prime in 7 regions in Asia, including Hong Kong, becoming a member with an annual salary in seven figures. The professional identities and images of these industry elites are widely recognized.

Allan Banford’s Permanent Exhibition at AXA Prime Hong Kong is a captivating showcase of artistic mastery, presenting a stunning array of artworks from Banford’s diverse series. Nestled in the heart of Hong Kong’s bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district, AXA Prime Lounge offers not only a prime location but also an immersive cultural experience for art enthusiasts and visitors alike.

Spanning 12,000 square feet, AXA Prime Lounge is a multifaceted space that seamlessly blends art, design, and hospitality. Its strategic positioning adjacent to the China Ferry Terminal and West Kowloon High-Speed Rail ensures high accessibility, drawing in a diverse crowd of locals and international travelers.

At the heart of the lounge lies the Allan Banford Permanent Exhibition, a testament to artistic excellence and creativity. The exhibition features an extensive collection of artworks curated from Banford’s Equine, Dynamic Abstraction, Baroque Isolation, Perspective Scenarios, Organic Scenarios, and Calligraphy series. Each series offers a unique perspective, showcasing Banford’s versatility as an artist and his ability to evoke emotion through various styles and techniques.

As visitors wander through the exhibition, they are invited to explore the depths of Banford’s imagination, from the graceful lines of his Equine series to the vibrant energy of his Dynamic Abstractions. The Baroque Isolation series captivates with its intricate details and timeless elegance, while the Perspective Scenarios offer glimpses into surreal worlds beyond imagination. In contrast, the Organic Scenarios series celebrates the beauty of nature, inviting viewers to contemplate their connection to the natural world. Lastly, the Calligraphy series pays homage to the art of writing, blending traditional techniques with contemporary flair.

Beyond the art gallery, AXA Prime Lounge boasts several distinct areas designed to elevate the visitor experience. The AXA Garden provides a tranquil oasis amidst the urban landscape, offering a serene retreat where guests can unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature. The Time Promenade offers a journey through history, celebrating AXA’s rich heritage and legacy spanning over 200 years.

One of the highlights of AXA Prime Lounge is its open area, which affords guests a breathtaking 180-degree panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. From this vantage point, visitors can marvel at the iconic skyline of Hong Kong, with its towering skyscrapers and bustling harbor activity. Whether enjoying a leisurely afternoon tea or attending a corporate event, the panoramic sea view serves as a stunning backdrop for any occasion.

Additionally, AXA Prime Lounge features a series of meeting rooms, each with its own unique design inspired by the essence of AXA. From sleek and modern to opulent and timeless, these meeting rooms offer a diverse range of styles to suit every need. Whether hosting a business conference or a private gathering, guests are sure to be impressed by the attention to detail and sophistication of the lounge’s design.

In summary, the Allan Banford Permanent Exhibition at AXA Prime Hong Kong offers a truly immersive cultural experience, combining art, design, and hospitality in a breathtaking setting. From the diverse collection of artworks to the stunning panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, every aspect of the lounge is designed to inspire, delight, and captivate visitors from around the world.

Philantrophy

Empowering Autism Awareness through LoveXpress Foundation

In the intricate tapestry of charitable endeavors, there are those rare moments when art transcends its aesthetic boundaries to become a powerful catalyst for change. Such is the case with Allan Banford, a visionary artist whose creative endeavors extend far beyond the confines of traditional artistry. Through his collaboration with the LoveXpress Foundation, Banford has not only lent his artistic talents but also his compassionate spirit to support and uplift autistic children and their families.

Established in 2015, the LoveXpress Foundation stands as a beacon of hope for families navigating the challenges of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism, a complex neurodevelopmental condition, profoundly impacts how individuals communicate, socialize, and perceive the world around them. For those touched by autism, each day presents unique hurdles and triumphs, underscoring the importance of support, understanding, and community.

At the core of LoveXpress Foundation’s mission lies a profound commitment to enhancing the lives of autistic individuals and their families. Through a multifaceted approach encompassing advocacy, education, and empowerment, the foundation seeks to foster inclusivity, acceptance, and resilience within the autism community. By providing resources, services, and a supportive network, LoveXpress Foundation endeavors to ensure that every autistic individual has the opportunity to thrive and fulfill their potential.

It is within this context of compassion and dedication that Allan Banford’s collaboration with LoveXpress Foundation takes root. Recognizing the transformative power of art to inspire empathy, spark dialogue, and ignite change, Banford graciously donated a custom artwork to the foundation. This poignant creation serves as more than just a visual masterpiece; it is a symbol of solidarity, hope, and advocacy for those impacted by autism.

Banford’s artwork not only captures the essence of LoveXpress Foundation’s ethos but also conveys a profound message of understanding and acceptance. Through his artistry, Banford seeks to illuminate the unique experiences and perspectives of autistic individuals, inviting viewers to embrace diversity and celebrate the inherent beauty of neurodiversity.

The journey of Banford’s artwork does not end with its creation; rather, it takes on a new dimension as it is auctioned and sold by the esteemed Japanese auction house, Tokyo Chuo Auction. This partnership represents a convergence of art, philanthropy, and advocacy, as the proceeds from the auction directly contribute to LoveXpress Foundation’s vital programs and initiatives. Through the collective generosity of art enthusiasts and philanthropists alike, Banford’s artwork becomes a catalyst for tangible change, empowering LoveXpress Foundation to continue its invaluable work in supporting autistic children and their families.

The significance of Banford’s contribution extends beyond the realm of monetary donations; it serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and collective action in effecting positive change. By leveraging his platform as an artist, Banford amplifies the voices of those often marginalized or misunderstood, shining a light on the beauty and resilience inherent within the autism community. Through his unwavering commitment to philanthropy and social impact, Banford exemplifies the transformative potential of art to foster empathy, inspire compassion, and build bridges of understanding.

As the echoes of Banford’s artwork reverberate within the halls of Tokyo Chuo Auction, they carry with them a message of hope and possibility. Each bid placed, each dollar raised, is a testament to the collective belief in a world where individuals of all abilities are embraced, valued, and celebrated.

Digital Encounter

The Digital Encounter featuring Allan Banford’s Digital Art Series, “Digitalism,” represents a groundbreaking fusion of technology, art, and cultural celebration.

Situated in the vibrant heart of Shenzhen, often referred to as the “Silicon Valley of China,” this public installation marks a significant milestone in the city’s evolution, commemorating both the 40th anniversary of the Futian District Government and the Huaqiangbei International Cultural Industry Fair.

Located prominently in the center of Huaqiang, Allan Banford’s “Digital Encounter” installation serves as a mesmerizing spectacle for residents and visitors alike. Positioned directly in front of the SEG Building, a historic landmark within the city, the installation commands attention with its towering presence and captivating display of digital imagery.

At the core of the installation lies Banford’s algorithm, aptly named “Digitalism.” This innovative algorithm has the remarkable ability to generate sequences of 20 million pixels based on any combination of typographical characters or numbers. The result is a dynamic and ever-changing visual experience, showcased on a massive scale through a grid of LED panels measuring 3x3x3 cubic meters.

As viewers are immersed in the mesmerizing display of digital imagery, their senses are further heightened by the accompanying live electronic music. This synergistic blend of visual and auditory elements creates a truly immersive sensory experience, captivating the audience and stimulating their imagination. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the “Digital Encounter” installation holds profound significance within the context of Shenzhen’s history and cultural identity.

Huaqiangbei, once a humble street known for its bustling markets and entrepreneurial spirit, has rapidly transformed into a global epicenter of innovation and technology since its inception in 1979.

The installation serves as a poignant reminder of the city’s meteoric rise to prominence, paying homage to its turbulent past while celebrating its achievements and aspirations for the future. Through the language of digital art, Banford’s work speaks directly to the spirit of resilience, creativity, and transformation that defines Shenzhen as a dynamic and forward-thinking metropolis.

Moreover, by showcasing Banford’s “Digitalism” algorithm, the installation highlights the intersection of art and technology, underscoring Shenzhen’s reputation as a hub for cutting-edge innovation and creativity. As spectators marvel at the intricate patterns and vivid colors dancing across the LED panels, they are reminded of the city’s boundless potential and its capacity to continually push the boundaries of what is possible.

In essence, the “Digital Encounter” installation represents more than just a visual spectacle; it is a symbol of Shenzhen’s spirit of innovation, resilience, and cultural dynamism. Through its captivating blend of art, technology, and music, the installation invites viewers to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, celebrating the past, present, and future of this extraordinary city.

Digital Encounter
Exhibition

Complementing the immersive experience of the Digital Encounter, a parallel digital art exhibition was hosted by We Gallery, adding depth and dimension to the celebration of art and technology in Shenzhen. Located nearby, the gallery served as a platform for showcasing Allan Banford’s artworks in a different format: printed on Plexiglass.

The decision to exhibit Banford’s artworks on Plexiglass was a deliberate choice, intended to enhance the visual impact of his digital creations. Plexiglass, with its transparent and reflective properties, provided a unique canvas for showcasing the intricate details and vibrant colors of Banford’s artwork. Each piece seemed to come to life, as light interacted with the surface, creating dynamic reflections and refractions that added an extra layer of complexity to the viewing experience.

The exhibition at We Gallery featured a curated selection of Banford’s digital art series, offering visitors a diverse range of visual stimuli. From the bold geometric patterns of “Digitalism” to the ethereal landscapes of “Digital Encounters,” each artwork invited viewers to explore the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds.

The juxtaposition of Banford’s digital art with the tactile nature of Plexiglass underscored the fusion of technology and traditional artistic mediums, blurring the lines between the virtual and the tangible.

In addition to showcasing Banford’s artwork, the exhibition at We Gallery provided a space for dialogue and engagement within the artistic community. Interactive installations and workshops allowed visitors to immerse themselves in the creative process, fostering a sense of connection and collaboration. Through these interactive experiences, attendees gained a deeper appreciation for the intersection of art and technology, as well as the innovative possibilities that arise when the two disciplines converge.

By hosting a parallel digital art exhibition, We Gallery not only expanded the reach of Allan Banford’s artwork but also enriched the cultural landscape of Shenzhen. The juxtaposition of the Digital Encounter installation with the Plexiglass-printed artworks offered visitors a multifaceted exploration of digital artistry, inviting them to engage with the medium in new and unexpected ways. As a result, the exhibition served as a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the boundless potential of the digital age.

Exhibitions

  • Loosen Art ∙ Rome ∙ Italy. 
  • Murze Magazine ∙ Germany. 
  • Barcu ∙ X-Espacio ∙ Colombia. 
  • Art San Diego ∙ X-Espacio ∙ United States.
  • Ta Kung Pao ∙ Hong Kong.
  • Troxler ∙ OKUA ∙ Tokyo ∙ Osaka ∙ Japan.
  • Asia Contemporary Art Show ∙ Hong Kong. 
  • Radian ∙ Lot88 ∙ Hong Kong.
  • Longines Masters ∙ M&S ∙ Hong Kong.
  • Paul Cezanne’s – J. M. W. Turner – John Constable ∙ M&S ∙ Hong Kong.
  • Matter of time Exhibition ∙ M&S ∙ Hong Kong.
  • Nerve Royal Mail stamp ∙ We gallery ∙ China.
  • British contemporary Artist ∙ M&S ∙ Hong Kong.
  • King of Second Chances Closing Event ∙ Library ∙ London.
  • King of Second Chances∙ Library ∙ London.
  • The Prophet and his Court ∙ SkyArts ∙ London.
  • Rhetorical Series ∙ Art Award louvre emerging artist ∙ Paris.
  • Circus ∙ Artsland ∙ New York.
  • A Series ∙ Supreme Gallery.
  • The Prophet and his Court ∙ Milroys ∙ London.
  • Canonromo ∙ Video Art Award White Box ∙ Paris.
  • A moment with Klimt ∙ Glasscade Gallery ∙ Stockholm.
  • A Series ∙ Glasscade Gallery ∙ Stockholm.
  • ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner in the painting Category ∙ New York. 2016 EGO.
  • Rhetorical Series ∙ The Vault ∙ London.
  • Elizabeth ∙ Spring Saloon Exhibition ∙ London.
  • Rhetorical Series ∙ Holland Park Av ∙ London.
  • Light Burner and Monkeys ∙ We are sweet art ∙ London.
  • Mona Flat ∙ Degree Art ∙ London.
  • Velvenoir ∙ Virtual Dimensional Luxury ∙ Austria.
  • Mona Blue ∙ 1st Place Absolut Art Exchange UK ∙ London.
  • World Citizen Artists Award ∙ Belgravia Gallery ∙ London. 
  • Mona Flat ∙ Solo Exhibition at the Mansion ∙ London. Mona Flat ∙ Solo. Exhibition at the Mansion ∙ London.
  • Today series continued ∙ Est JUL.10,2014 ∙ Global. 
  • EXHIBBIT ∙ Solo Virtual Exhibition ∙ Global.
  • Summer Exhibition ∙ Castle Fine Art Gallery ∙ London.

Group Exhibitions

  • Fabric Virtual Exhibition ∙ Artgence ∙ Paris ∙ France.
  • Design Shanghai ∙ China.
  • Barcu ∙ X-Espacio ∙ Colombia.
  • The Essential ∙ Loosen Art ∙ Rome ∙ Italy.
  • Art San Diego ∙ X-Espacio ∙ United States.
  • Asia Contemporary ∙ Hong Kong.
  • British contemporary Artist ∙ M&S ∙ Hong Kong.
  • Elizabeth ∙ Spring Saloon Exhibition ∙ London.
  • Velvenoir ∙ Virtual Dimensional Luxury ∙ Austria.
  • Perspective Scenarios ∙ Halcyon Gallery ∙ London.

Auctions

  • Artnet ∙ Allan Banford ∙ UK ∙ US ∙ Germany.
  • Barnebys ∙ Allan Banford ∙ Stockholm ∙ Sweden.
  • Winter Contemporary Art 2020 ∙ TimaxArt TimaxGlobal Ltd ∙ New York ∙ US.
  • Retrospective and Calligraphy series ∙ live auctioneers ∙ New York ∙ US.
  • Retrospective and Calligraphy series ∙ TimaxGlobal Ltd ∙ London ∙ UK.
  • Retrospective and Calligraphy series ∙ Invaluable ∙ United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany & Australia.
  • Love ∙ Chuo Tokyo ∙ Hong Kong.
  • Retrospective One ∙ Sotheby’s ∙ London ∙ UK.

Awards

  • Art Award louvre emerging artist ∙ Paris.
  • Canonromo ∙ Video Art Award White Box ∙ Paris.
  • EGO ∙ ArtSlant Showcase Winner Award ∙ New York.
  • Mona Blue ∙ 1st Place Absolut Art Exchange UK.
  • World Citizen Artists Award ∙ Belgravia Gallery.

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