The paintings of Scottish born Alasdair Wallace are surreally dream-like.
Fusing everyday objects and references from popular culture, he easily juxtaposes them to create a knowing, yet unknown world which is even more evident in his latest exhibition 'Ache the Good Ache' at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Fitzrovia.
Having been recognised in his native Scotland as a pioneer (he was awarded two prizes at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour's annual show-the House for an Art Lover Prize and the Walter Scott Prize), his carefully curated subject matter is familiar wherever you are in the world and resonate with its normal-ness.
Choosing to work on paper for this show, the expanse of evergreen country glades and forests are coupled with Wallace's familiar use of axes, rainbows, puddles and skulls....Recognisable objects as a prop to question their actual function.
The work is completed in soft hues which is another reason to be lulled into a false sense of security as you are invited to look deeper inside.
See the exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery from 1st December
2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square,
London W1T 6BA
By Sara Darling