Ben Slow paints what he sees – in the urban environment, in the media and in the people of the city that he loves. Working from his London studio, he finds an exciting dynamic in the contradictory relationship between the glamorous pop images and the raw, unrefined urban context in which such icons are celebrated. The point of his work is to reduce the silhouette to its most elegant and minimal, while simultaneously embellishing its energy, depth and texture. The process is as symbolic as it is aesthetic.


Ben has never stopped expanding his methods and technique, often using found materials as his canvas and defining with whatever materials he comes across. Anything can be used for some sort of mark making if you have the imagination, and the effects of such improvisation are what makes Ben’s work so distinctive. Texture is a vital part of his work and his expressive portraits are richly detailed through a deceptively intricate process of layering and colouring. This is particularly noticeable in the large scale works such as those at the Royal Albert Hall or in his various street pieces. The larger the piece, the more room there is for his expressive techniques to run free.






Appearance in "Vitry vit le Street Art" - May 2011

22 x 22 cm, 108 pages

Writer : Juliette Rouly

Photographers : Brigitte Silhol & Nath Oxygène

Preface writer : C215

Editor : Critères

Disponible chez Critères Editions
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