Alistair Canvin (b. 1987) is a British multidisciplinary artist exploring the polarity of emotion through hyper-real figurative works. Social constructs guide a curious creative direction balancing our fragile relationships with people, places, and things. Familiar textures and shapes recall shared memory and experience all with a sinister twist. With subversion at the heart of his practice, Canvin disrupts these photorealistic renderings with chaos; a disfiguring strike, or the slow decay of time.
A process born of conflict and in search of truth Canvin attended Chelsea School of Art and graduated from London College of Communication in 2009. Moving to Bristol in 2014, he began work as an artist assistant, utilizing his diverse skill set as a painter, sculptor and model maker. This new series is the first formal display of paintings for the artist Canvin