Boldness and Britishness

Humour and idiosyncrasy – the hallmarks of Paul Slater’s paintings.

The concept and image of ‘Britishness’ is explored through his work from a typically humorous standpoint, which has led to him being declared among the UK’s 10 leading illustrators by the Independent on Sunday.

This award-winning artist loves to paint, and his enthusiasm comes across through his fantastically colourful work.

Paul Slater Le Beau Mensonage 86x71cm oil on canvas
Paul Slater Le Beau Mensonage 86x71cm oil on canvas

This graduate of the Royal College of Art has already had several exhibitions at the Medici Gallery, the Royal Portrait Society and the Cutter Gallery in Florida.

At the Saatchi Gallery, Slater was shortlisted for the final of the Art of Giving competition judged by Vic Reeves and Terry O’Neil.

Slater created a Mosaic for Soho’s El Camion restaurant, and has also painted a large scale mural in The Cow pub, Notting Hill.

Paul Slater Mighty Joe 45x55cm Acrylic on Panel
Paul Slater Mighty Joe 45x55cm Acrylic on Panel

In the world of advertising his recent paintings of the Anchor Cows have won him and CHI & Partners several awards for art and direction.

Now Slater’s work will be on display in Soho’s Union Club from 7 July to 6 October.

Paul Slater Man Peeling A Potato 107x82 Oil on Canvas
Paul Slater Man Peeling A Potato 107×82 Oil on Canvas

Michala Cutting, general manager of the Union Club, explained that his work was chosen for the exhibition because it fit in well with the building itself, which is a 270 year old listed Georgian town house.

‘The Britishness and boldness of his work was synonymous with the building, so when the suggestion that Paul have an exhibition at the Union Club was brought up, we jumped at the chance,’ she says.

Paul Slater The Gathering Storm 74x60cm Acrylic on Paper
Paul Slater The Gathering Storm 74x60cm Acrylic on Paper

Presenting thirteen paintings spanning his thirty year career, ranging from the smaller to his large scale works of almost three metres in width.

His work has featured in British newspapers and magazines and from there he began working with massive clients like Volkswagen, British Airways and Shell.

Paul Slater The Man Who
Paul Slater The Man Who

The exhibitions is by appointment only so for further information please contact Alicja at The Central Illustration Agency 0207 734 7187.

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