Alexander Haywood (b.1992, London, UK) graduated in 2016 from The University of Edinburgh with a Bachelors degree (with Honours) in Painting, and after residing in Berlin for several years he now works at Limehouse Studios in East London. His work has been exhibited internationally, including Michael Reid Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Rea! Art Fair Milan, and The Oxo Tower London.
Haywood’s practice explores the boundary between the real and the imagined, infusing the outer landscape with subjective inner perceptions. His paintings reflect feelings, emotions and subtle states of consciousness, revealing both what is unique to his own psyche and universal to the human condition. Whether it is through his use of perspective, attention to detail or the expressive application of paint, he aims to create an intimate and immersive experience, with the intention of dissolving the separation between subject and object, the image and the viewer.
His paintings use cinematic compositions and metaphor to address key issues facing society. Such as the effects of technology on the way we construct our identities and perspectives as the line increasingly blurs between our digital and physical selves. The value in reestablishing a more harmonious relationship with nature through the sense of awe. And more abstractly his paintings explore the balance and juxtaposition of chaos and order. This archetypal dance of opposites is reflected in his use of paint and echoes the universal impulse to return towards equilibrium.
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 TO LIFE” SOLO EXHIBITION – 21.09-01.11.2019, Michael Reid Gallery, Ackerstraße 163, Berlin
“LANGE NACHT DER BILDER” OPEN STUDIO – 06.09.2019, HB55, 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