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About the Art

‘Unknown Chelsea #3’ forms part of a series depicting what appears to be a cluster of architectural shapes assembled into a unit. The origin of these forms is always a image taken by Alastair with a 35mm camera and then processed digitally, although the final outcome retains a very distinctive organic feel.

Alastair considers ‘Unknown Chelsea’ like a series of follies, which are hybrids of decoration and architecture: they look like architecture but have no practical use. They are, rather, o…

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Curator Insights

Stephen Beddoe

Stephen Beddoe said:

"Willey’s work represents and subverts the architectural landscape and motifs of the city, with a particular interest in and emphasis on London. The resultant works are beautifully crafted, composed and resolved."

Nick Kaplony

Nick Kaplony said:

"I love how these images compact and overlay architectural fragments into forms which are reminiscent of microscopic or molecular structures."

About the Artist

Alastair T. Willey was born Aldershot (1986) and currently lives and works in London. He holds a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, where he graduated with honors in 2008. Alastair co-founded The Pigeon Wing, an artist-run space based in South London and he is also director of the online pr…

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