Ben Slow


Ben Slow (1984) is an artist who emerged through the UK street art scene of the late 2000s. Having created large scale murals across the UK and internationally, Ben’s background in street art visibly informs his fine art studio practice. Born from the early days of throwing paint-filled balloons at walls, he combines an abstract aesthetic with refined portraiture, navigating the space between order and chaos. Stating that there is nothing scarier than a blank canvas, Ben uses an array of different materials and techniques to create his unique style; deconstructing, destructing and blurring boundaries to strike a balance between figurative and abstract.

Ben is first and foremost a storyteller, continuously fascinated and inspired by his extensive travels. The colourful characters he meets, the ephemera he collects, the colours, sounds and smells of a place, all seep into his practice in one way or another.

“Often I’ll be creating something and the story will begin to reveal itself, I’ll have an initial idea but the true nature of the piece will only come over time – this is often influenced by the people I meet, the music I’m listening to, the headspace I’m in, the current climate…”