Artspan Work of the Week: The Unexpected Text by Roger Aslin

The Unexpected Text                        ROGER ASLIN

My practice explores two key areas – the figure and the urban environment – and is influenced by my continuing interest in film and television. Content/subject matter is drawn from observations of city life – usually London, occasionally other countries/cities. I am particularly interested in how people interact with the contemporary environment, and how often they seem oblivious to the world around them. Urban life is shown in dramatic colour and shade against an environment where technology is ever present, even if hidden from view. ‘The Unexpected Text’ shows a woman who is totally focussed on the phone in her hand, seemingly unaware of her surroundings, despite being on a very busy and crowded concourse.

Roger Aslin, 2015.

See more of Roger’s work on the Artspan website HERE

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