Evening Standard – Iconic London landmarks get a linocut makeover in new exhibition of artist Paul Catherall’s work

By Lizzie Edmonds

An exhibition honouring the work of print-maker and prolific London Underground poster artist Paul Catherall will open this week.

Paul Catherall, ‘Futures Past — 20 Years of Linocuts’ is a celebration of the Coventry-born artist’s 20-year career, and will open at Gallery@Oxo on the South Bank.

The artist, who now lives in Stoke Newington, is perhaps best-known for his prints of Battersea Power Station, the National Theatre and Tate Modern as well as his work as one of Transport for London’s most regular poster producers.

He has also been commisisoned to create work for the Southbank Centre, Royal Shakespeare Company and TfL — all of which will feature in the exhibition. Catherall, 50, began as an illustrator, creating works for Marston’s Brewery, HarperCollins, British Airways and Marks & Spencer.

He began printmaking in 1998 and created a series of images showing the capital as the Millennium approached.

His work was seen by TfL’s poster art commissioner Michael Walton, who said Catherall was the foremost linocut artist at work today. 

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