Alastair T. Willey is concerned with ideas of space and with 'I' the artist creating the work. Through a dialogue of spacial theory and a history of the space or the artists personal experience with the space, Willey forms the basis of his artistic practice.
The artist uses conceptual methods of exploration and presentation to document his experience of adventure, architecture and history.
Works such as 'The Merchandise Mart' series developed for the NEXT art fair 2009 play with ideas of existence of a space. It uses the method of production (an etching of The Merchandise Mart made from a reference image prior to the fair) to look at the role of the artists as the element that eventually confirms the existence of the building through attending the fair and drawing first hand details of the building in red Biro over the etches as an act of confirming its existence.
The series was then presented in a temporary state allowing the works to be changed throughout the duration of the fair, allowing the viewer to witness the artists continued exploration.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2005 - BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London
2011 - Desire, The Portman Gallery, www.theportmangallery.com
2010 - Fourth Floor Landing, The Market Estate Project, London.
2010 - ORD[i]NANCE, Presented by the Urban Environment Office, London
2010 - The Lawrence Weiner Collective, There's No I in Art., London
2010 - The Pigeon Wing, agency@ the Agency, London
2009 - Art/ Value/ Currency – Part One, The Pigeon Wing, London.
2009 - Bigger Than The Box You Arrived In, TheBunkerGallery Booth, NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, Il
2009 - Reasoning, The Pigeon Wing, London
2009 - The Merchandise Mart Series, Next Art Fair, Chicago, Il
2011 - A Guide to Preparing Your Portfolio
2010 - Study of a whorehouse. 0286. Replica Magazine - Issue 11
2009 - Study of a whorehouse. 0085. Happy Collaborationists, Chicago
2009 - Study of a whorehouse. 0275. An Endless Supply - Issue 5