Colourful and cartoonish but contraversial to the core, Peter Saul is considered one of the father figures of pop art. However, with nothing mass-produced about him and a painterly style which pop was not supposed to have, Saul creates something quite unique. His work is in reality – a pisstake of pop art.
Born and raised in San Francisco California, Saul’s art focuses on satirising American culture – attacking its religious behaviour, its politics and sex scandals. To lighten this nightmarish content, Saul uses Day-Glo colour and comic strip style captions in combination with a childlike two dimensional perspecive.
Now in his 80’s, the artist has enjoyed an immensely celebrated career. His works can be found in major collections around the world, including: the Centre Pompidou, MoMA New York, Whitney Museum of American Art along side showing at Art Basel and much more.