Allie Gattor

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Allie Gattor

Biography

Allie Gattor is a self-taught visual artist based in Montreal. She works in the two-
dimensional realm, mostly using pen, pencils, ink and watercolours on paper of varying sizes, from tiny to life-size. She finds inspiration from personal experience, everyday life, and people watching– uncovering hilarity within the mundane. Recurring themes in her work include boredom, anxiety, joy, absurdity, naivety, overindulgence and cats. Since 2018, Allie has been involved in the underground art scene, exhibiting work in Montreal (CAN), Long Beach (USA) and Naples (IT) and will be featured in upcoming shows in Marseille (FR) and Brussels (BE).
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Artistic approach

It is through the observation of daily life that Allie Gattor’s creative process begins. She
is captivated by the subtle, off-beat quality of certain situations, emotions and people. Drawing in a style reminiscent of illustrations found in children’s books of another era, she combines unschooled linework and playful colours with dark humour and a slight feeling of discomfort. Allie uses pen, pencil, ink, watercolour and marker and works in a variety of formats. With a fondness for the oddity of the human condition, she transfers situations or emotions she encounters onto paper, in the form of a made-up world of deadpan characters. Although autobiographical and cathartic, her work is often relatable due to the recurring banal themes and scenes of domesticity portrayed, often tainted with feelings of angst, frustration or ennui, but always with a playful twist.
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