From San Francisco and in his eighties, Peter Saul has been an outsider artist - ever since he chose Paris over New York during his golden fresh grad years. A handful of his paintings feature hallucinatory cartoons in a bizarre narrative, most of which are sarcastic and ironic. The grotesque characters featured in his work would much likely gain a cult following if commercialised. However, despite being one of the early originators of pop, none of Saul’s work was inspired to be mass produced.

‘Rollercoaster style…’ caught our attention - the shameless dialogue and caustic interaction between the characters blatantly cracks us up. Oh and did we mention the seriously hyped up palette that no one can possibly get over?

Peter Saul: Some Terrible Problems
23 Sep - 5 Nov 2016
Michael Werner - 22 Upper Brook Street, W1K 7PZ London

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