Guy Allott

Men with Pipes

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  • 馃挋 Mountains
  • 馃枻 Guy Allott
  • 馃挍 Julie Becquart

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Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Exhibition view Guy Allott, Men with pipes, Mountains, Berlin, 2024 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Young Man with Pipe (Men with pipes I), 2021 路 Oil on canvas 路 30 脳 25.5 脳 2 cm / 11.8 脳 8.9 脳 0.8 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Young Man with Pipe (Men with pipes I), 2021 路 Oil on canvas 路 30 脳 25.5 脳 2 cm / 11.8 脳 8.9 脳 0.8 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Pipe (Men with pipes II), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 40 脳 30 脳 1,5 cm / 15.7 脳 11.8 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Pipe (Men with pipes II), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 40 脳 30 脳 1,5 cm / 15.7 脳 11.8 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Portait for Malcolm (Men with pipes III), 2023 路 Oil on canvas 路 29,5 脳 21 脳 2,5 cm / 11.6 脳 8.3 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Portait for Malcolm (Men with pipes III), 2023 路 Oil on canvas 路 29,5 脳 21 脳 2,5 cm / 11.6 脳 8.3 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, The Boy Who would work it all out a lot later (Men with pipes VI), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 50 脳 40 脳 2,5 cm / 19.7 脳 15.7 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, The Boy Who would work it all out a lot later (Men with pipes VI), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 50 脳 40 脳 2,5 cm / 19.7 脳 15.7 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Ophelia in Drag (Men with pipes XIII), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 45 脳 35 脳 1,5 cm / 17.7 脳 13.8 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Ophelia in Drag (Men with pipes XIII), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 45 脳 35 脳 1,5 cm / 17.7 脳 13.8 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Double Pipe, 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 46 脳 35 脳 1,5 cm / 17.7 脳 14 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Double Pipe, 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 46 脳 35 脳 1,5 cm / 17.7 脳 14 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Boy with pipe (Men with pipes V), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 50 脳 40 脳 1,5 cm / 19.7 脳 15.7 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Boy with pipe (Men with pipes V), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 50 脳 40 脳 1,5 cm / 19.7 脳 15.7 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Boy with Pipe (Men with pipes VII), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 30.5 脳 25 脳 1,5 cm / 12 脳 9.8 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Boy with Pipe (Men with pipes VII), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 30.5 脳 25 脳 1,5 cm / 12 脳 9.8 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Ben鈥檚 Son (Men with Pipes IX), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 46 脳 35,5 脳 1,5 cm / 18.1 脳 14 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Ben鈥檚 Son (Men with Pipes IX), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 46 脳 35,5 脳 1,5 cm / 18.1 脳 14 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Pipe (Men with pipes X), 2023 路 Oil on canvas 路 45 脳 35 脳 2,5 cm / 17.7 脳 13.8 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Pipe (Men with pipes X), 2023 路 Oil on canvas 路 45 脳 35 脳 2,5 cm / 17.7 脳 13.8 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Monocole (Men with pipes VI), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 31 脳 23 脳 1,5 cm / 12.2 脳 9.1 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Man with Monocole (Men with pipes VI), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 31 脳 23 脳 1,5 cm / 12.2 脳 9.1 脳 0.6 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Men with Hair on Fire (Men with pipes XII), 2024 路 Oil on canvas 路 45 脳 35 脳 2,5 cm / 17.7 脳 13.8 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Men with Hair on Fire (Men with pipes XII), 2024 路 Oil on canvas 路 45 脳 35 脳 2,5 cm / 17.7 脳 13.8 脳 0.9 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Men with Pipe on the Heath at Night (Men with pipes XI), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 30 脳 22.5 脳 2 cm / 17.8 脳 8.9 脳 0.8 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Men with Pipe on the Heath at Night (Men with pipes XI), 2022 路 Oil on canvas 路 30 脳 22.5 脳 2 cm / 17.8 脳 8.9 脳 0.8 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Untitled (The Sword), 2023 路 Oil on canvas 路 150 脳 120 脳 3 cm / 59 脳 47.2 脳 1.2 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Untitled (The Sword), 2023 路 Oil on canvas 路 150 脳 120 脳 3 cm / 59 脳 47.2 脳 1.2 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Torches in the Forest, 2021 路 Oil on canvas 路 71,5 脳 61 脳 2 cm / 27.9 脳 24 脳 0.8 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Guy Allott, Torches in the Forest, 2021 路 Oil on canvas 路 71,5 脳 61 脳 2 cm / 27.9 脳 24 脳 0.8 in 路 Courtesy the artist and Mountains, Berlin 漏 Julie Becquart
Men with pipes serves as a powerful visual exploration of the multifaceted subculture of chemsex, capturing both the allure and the darker aspects that accompany it. Through his masterful brushstrokes and keen artistic vision, Guy Allott invites viewers to delve into the complex nuances of this evolving social landscape. The inspiration for the Men with pipes series comes from a long history of depicting smokers in art, and especially the iconology of smoking in the pre-modern and modern era, with Van Gogh, Picasso, C茅zanne, and Munch as the genesis for this painting project. 鈥業t was a period when oral and genital satisfactions became confounded, and desire blended with hostility鈥 (Dolores Mitchell). Yet Allott鈥檚 Men with pipes have to be seen in a contemporary context. If you look at their glass pipes, they are obviously tied to drug use, and as we learn from the artist, more specifically to sexualised drug use, also known as chemsex. In the last decades chemsex has become an established practice among gay subcultures (especially in London and Berlin), to enhance sexual experiences with other men. As the taboo topics surrounding sexuality and recreational drugs come together and inform Guy Allott鈥檚 concept of portraiture, he aims to preserve anonymity whilst giving a voice to people from an underground scene, and ultimately raising awareness of this phenomenon. In the context of the gallery鈥檚 recent group show Unputdownable, the artist wrote: 鈥楳y friend Simon Watney had emailed and suggested I read some things including the obituary of David Stuart (1967鈥2022) which I was pleased to do since he was a HIV activist and global campaigner to help reduce the risks of chemsex on the gay community, and who were ultimately the very people I had made imagined portraits of over the last few years.鈥 In the exhibition, the suite of portraits is complemented by a small number of canvases made at the same time as the Men with pipes, as well as The Side Door from the artist鈥檚 previous exhibition at Mountains which acts as a baton between the two shows.

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