Biography

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. The last 15 years have been taken up with working as a Creative Director with a major international advertising agency while continuing his work in painting (which is now his full-time occupation). He has participated in group shows both here and abroad where he has a number of works in private collections.

"Extraordinary in their psychological 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 and David Hockney, with whom Stanley Kerr studied. The compositions are precise and uncluttered, the figure or face against a background of some rich, modulated colour. There is an electricity to their classical poise, an aura of self-sufficiency as object vying with a personal force barely containable by paint. Until recently Creative Director at an international advertising agency, Stanley Kerr has garnered a number of prestigious awards for various brand campaigns. He has been active and visible as a painter on the international 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, and foundations in Paris, Beirut and Cyprus". Britart Gallery

"Banking on People" - A visual expression of the Standard Chartered culture. Investor Limited Edition 2010
"Behind the Portrait" 2003 Article on portrait commissioning for Beach Magazines and Publishing - Junior Magazine 2004-
"Purchase with Passion" Country Homes, IPC Magazines 2003

Creative Awards

Welcome Foundation
Best TVC
Best Radio Commercial
Best Campaign of the Year.1995 (all media)
Reckitt & Colman Airwick
Best TVC
Braun Silk Epil
Best TVC
AME (Advertising and Marketing Excellence Awards New York 1999)
De Beers Wedding Diamond Jewellery Best Campaign of the year 1999

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 Battersey London
2006 Red Gallery, Thame, Oxford
2006 Carby Gallery, Aberdeen
2007 Contemporary Fine Art Eton
2008 Flaubert Gallery Edinburgh
2009 Sheridan Russell, Gallery
2009 Colomb Gallery Marylebone London
2010 Kilani Limassol Cyprus
2010 Colomb Gallery Marylebone London

Collections

"Blue on Blue" Standard Chartered, London
"Einstein" Seymour Stein MCA Records New York
"Jukebox Girl" Tellalis Cyprus
"Natural Dimension" Avedessian Paris
"The studio" Khoury Beirut
"Contact" Scaled Energy, Scotland.