The instantly recognisable mug above has a face so iconic, it’s needless for us to mention his name. This is something that artist Paul Oz recognises. That’s probably why his first solo collection – 80s Kid – focuses on a motley crew of significant figures from the 1980s. Utilising a unique technique, whereby he uses a pallet knife to carve layers of oil paint on a board, Oz’s paintings stand out just as much as their subjects. From Thatcher to Krueger (same thing?), this is a retro renaissance worth raving about.
80s Kid by Paul Oz runs from 4-21 June 2015 at Imitate Modern. For more info, visit imitatemodern.com