Ben Slow is a talented portrait artist from London. His subjects range from beautiful starlets to pop culture icons. “Working from my London studio, I find 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 my 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,” Slow shares.

“Texture is a vital part of my work and the expressive portraits are richly detailed through a deceptively intricate process of layering and coloring. This is particularly noticeable in the large scale works such as those at the Royal Albert Hall or in the various street pieces. The larger the piece, the more room there is for his expressive techniques to run free.”

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Comment by Amanda Lawrence-Smith on August 8, 2012 at 4:53am

These are truly superb. I came across a similar "dripping" zebra wall mural the other day!

Comment by Tiffany Adventure on March 30, 2011 at 9:27pm
love this!
Comment by Stephen M. Barrett on March 30, 2011 at 2:48pm
Beautiful work that I wouldn't hesitate a moment having on for my walls.
Comment by Jennifer on March 30, 2011 at 2:47pm
omg that audrey one would look GREAT in my place
Comment by Natasha on March 30, 2011 at 2:42pm
*stunning*I would definitely have this in my house!
Comment by Riaan van Zyl on March 29, 2011 at 11:11pm
Love this
Comment by Sara Jayne Davis on March 29, 2011 at 8:43pm
Wow!! This work is amazing!

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