Trained in Drawing and Painting at Maidstone College of Art, where he studied with David Hockney, Stanley Kerr gradually moved through the world of fine art into the conceptual art scene and into commercial art, design and illustration. For the last fifteen years he has worked as a Creative Director with a major international advertising agency, while continuing his work in painting (now his full-time occupation). He has participated in group shows both nationally and internationally and he has a number of works in private collections.
Extraordinary in their sensual acuity, Stanley Kerr's portraits evince a skilful grasp of colour and texture. They disclose a fleeting truth that is as much technical intuition as emotional radar. Faces are taken from the side, obscured, in awkward postures, at times in traditional 3/4 profile, limned in subtle tonalities and with stark expressive power that calls on affinities as diverse as Renaissance portraiture to Hockney. “Frankly beautiful, unnervingly perceptive, Stanley Kerr's work is characterised by what he calls ‘Super-Realism’, a concern with anonymity and the need for sensitivity to the optical surface of the canvas consistent with the enigmatic nature of the subject." Stanley Kerr garnered a number of prestigious awards for various brand campaigns when he worked in advertising as a Creative Director.
He has been an active and visible painter on the international art scene for many years now, and participated in the groundbreaking 1978 ICA Summer Exhibition with the Lisson Street Gallery Conceptual Art Group. His work is in many private collections all over the world, including MCA Records in New York, with foundations in Paris, Beirut and Cyprus". Britart Gallery,” Behind the Portrait" 2003 Article on portrait commissioning for Beach Magazines and Publishing - Junior Article - "Purchase with Passion" Country Homes, IPC Magazines 2003. Exhibitions ICA 78 Summer Exhibition with the Conceptual Art Group Gallery Lisson Street EKATE Annual shows 1988, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia Cyprus Laban Cultural Centre Beirut 2004 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Gallery London 2003 2004 Prema Gallery Gloucestershire 2004 London Art Fair 2004 Design Centre, Islington, London 2004 Mixed show, The Gallery Cork St W1 2005 Sheridan Russell, Gallery 2005 Florence Fine Art, Gt. Russell St. London 2005 Sheridan Russell Gallery, Marylebone, London 2005 Artifex, The Plaza, Birmingham 2006 Grafton Gallery, London 2006 AFF Battersea London 2006 Red Gallery, Thame, Oxford 2006 Carby Gallery, Aberdeen
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