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 Society of Graphic Fine Art, the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, the Art Gemini Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the Mall Galleries, London and a solo show at the Hay Hill Gallery, London. He is a gallery artist at the Adam Gallery, Bath.
His practice explores two key areas – the figure and the urban environment. Through the medium of paint, his work shows how people interact with the contemporary environment. He portrays urban life in dramatic colour and shade using a highly contrasting palette to additionally emphasise shape and form. His work, as a modern day flaneur (a French term for an observer of city life - Manet was considered to be the quintessential flaneur) takes him into the city where 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
His solo show 'Urban Narrratives' further developed these themes, showing many works from his urban series. The catalogue from this show and his online exhibition 'The City Revealed' can be viewed on the Hay Hill Gallery, London, website.
During August 2020 his joint show with Teresa Lawler 'Seen Through A Filmic Eye' will be held at The Lightbox, Woking.