Ben Slow

London / UK

Ben Slow, or simply SLOW, is a UK artist from London, who creates beautiful dichromatic mural portraits of men and women in urban and social environments. Experimenting a lot, using different materials for his black and white portraits, he creates dramatic murals that touch on both, abstract and figurative style. Ben Slow has collaborated with URBAN NATION by contributing his works on a Community Wall project in 2018. […]

Biography / Ben Slow

Ben Slow, or simply SLOW, is a UK artist from London, who creates beautiful dichromatic mural portraits of men and women in urban and social environments. Experimenting a lot, using different materials for his black and white portraits, he creates dramatic murals that touch on both, abstract and figurative style. Ben Slow has collaborated with URBAN NATION by contributing his works on a Community Wall project in 2018.

Unlike many street artists who develop into fine arts, SLOW, a graduate of UCA Canterbury, became disillusioned with fine arts and transitioned into working on large scale murals on the streets in the late 2000’s. As an artist, he gets inspiration from the vibrancy of London’s neighbourhoods and its eclectic mix of cultures, as well as from all the colourful characters he meets on his travels. The latter often become the centrepiece of his iconic murals. Focusing on celebrating local personalities that might be unknown to outsiders but have had a positive effect on their community, he perpetuates their faces on walls for all to see.

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COMMUNITY WALL BY CARL KENZ
At the end of June Carl KENZ was in town and left behind a new Community Wall at Bülowstrasse 97, close to the URBAN NATION museum. The result of this spontaneous collaboration is a new work of art entitled “Raised
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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and