My practice explores the liminal space between the real and imagined, infusing the outer landscape with subjective inner perceptions. I use paint expressively to reflect states of awe and wonder, as an invitation for the viewer to momentarily step out of their ‘everyday’ state of mind, and reconnect more intimately with the natural world and themselves. By combining figurative and abstract elements, my work navigates the boundary between the recognisable and unknown, revealing both what is unique to my own psyche and universal to the human condition. 

I draw inspiration from personal experience and the fractal patterns found in nature; how they weave together forming infinitely complex tapestries. Through the use of colour, perspective and the raw materiality of paint, I aim to absorb the viewer into an otherworldly vista that touches upon the ineffable.

Alexander Haywood (b.1992, London, UK) graduated in 2016 from The University of Edinburgh with a Bachelors degree (with Honours) in Fine Art. He continued to develop his painting practice in Berlin for several years, and is now based in London where he is currently undertaking a Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. His work has been exhibited internationally, including Michael Reid Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Rea! Art Fair Milan, and The Chainstore London.


OUTSTRETCHED (solo exhibition), 28.09-30.10, Silian Gallery, 434 Kings Road, London, SW10 0LJ

NATURE, 06-0.9.23, Artmoor House, 120 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5ET

REVEAL THE BOUNDLESS SUBTLE, 04.23, Artsect Gallery, Smeed Road, London, E3 2NR

ALL THINGS LOST ARE FOUND, 10 -12.03.2023, The Chainstore, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

BRIXTON ART PRIZE – 01.07.22 – 04.07.22, The Department Store, Brixton, London

“YOUNG ONCE ONLY” THE VIOLET HOUR – 10 – 20.05.22, W11 London

THE HOLY ART: REALISM – 12.11-18.11.2021, The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Ln, London

WELLS ART CONTEMPORARY – 28.08.-26.09.2021, Wells Cathedral, Wells

CHAIYA ART AWARDS WINNERS EXHIBITION – 14.-23.05.2021, The Oxo Tower, South Bank, London

REA! ART FAIR – 30.10.-01.11.2020, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan

“TO EDEN” SOLO EXHIBITION – 01.-05.12.2019, 20square7 Gallery, Kopernikusstrasse 14, Berlin

“CLOSER” SOLO EXHIBITION – 21.09-01.11.2019, Michael Reid Gallery, Ackerstraße 163, Berlin


“NOSTALGIA FOR PARADISE” SOLO EXHIBITION – 26.-28.04.2019 BaseMent Gallery Spreewaldplatz 8, Berlin

“HIEROPHANIES” SOLO EXHIBITION – 17.-24.09.2018, August 35 Gallery, Auguststraße 35, Berlin

COMPASS GALLERY NEW GENERATION SHOW – 11.-29.07.2016, Compass Gallery, 178 West Regent Street, Glasgow

ECA DEGREE SHOW – 28.05.-05.06.2016, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

SEVEN AND ONE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS – Feb 2016, The Biscuit Factory, 4-6 Anderson Place, Edinburgh

Jan 2016, Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh

ART CASTLE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY – 05.-20.08.2015, Poovar, Kerala, South India

SUFFOLK OPEN STUDIOS – Jun 2015, The Granary, Great Bealings, Suffolk, England