s an artist Alister is constantly considering how to synthesize the relentless bombardment of information and the wonder of new technology into an image.
The ability to access images is a marvel; from Leonardo da Vinci’s elusive portraits to Edvard Munch’s agonised scream, information is at our fingertips. Alister’s role as an artist is to sift through the accumulation, rearrange it and make it both coherent and beautiful.
Observation of the natural world is now superimposed with imagery and information coming in through the windows of various devices. It is no longer enough to record mere representations of one vision. Alister’s paintings are hieroglyphs. He uses marks to record information that can be read in any spoken or visual language.