Roger Aslin RI


Aslin's current painting explores two key areas – the figure and the urban environment – and is influenced by his continued interest in film and television. His key focus, through the medium of painting, is how people interact with the contemporary environment. He show's urban life in dramatic colour and shade by using a highly contrasting palette to additionally emphasise shape and form. He takes images on camera or phone, later to be refined and honed digitally in the studio before commencing painting on paper, board or canvas. The intense colour using water based media (usually acrylic) of the finished piece is achieved by painting multiple layers. The image is also changing/refining during this process, with elements added or subtracted to obtain the final image.


Having always been involved in creative work – both in the visual arts and the written, including film scripts and published fiction – Aslin decided on leaving the music industry nearly 20 years ago so that he could concentrate solely on painting. Work on paper using water based media, mainly acrylic, has now become his main focus which has proved very successful, resulting in features of his work in printed publications such as the Artists and Illustrators Magazine, and online both in the UK and US. Exhibitions include solo shows ‘Urban Narratives’ and ‘The City Revealed’ at the Hay Hill Gallery, London.

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