Roger Aslin's main creative focus during recent years has been painting, using photography as an integral part of the process. Having created a significant body of work, Roger has exhibited in a number of open exhibitions including the Royal Watercolour Society, the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, the Art Gemini Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize at the Mall Galleries, London and a solo show at the Hay Hill Gallery, London during 2016.
His practice explores two key areas – the figure and the urban environment .
During walks through the city 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 resulting works shows urban life in dramatic colour and shade, emphasizing structure and form. This furher develops the 19th century idea of the Flaneur - the observer of contemporary urban life, the ultimate urban explorer, made the object of scholarly interest in the 20th century by Walter Benjamin, based on the work of Baudelaire. Honore de Balzac described flanerie as 'the gastronomy of the eye'.
His recent solo show 'Urban Narrratives' further developed these themes, showing many works from his urban series.