Record Room-49 (1 of 6) 20 x 28 Inches Monochrome C-print on Crystal Archive paper 2010
The turning point in David Alesworth’s artistic career was his relocation to Pakistan from England in 1987. Having previously studied at the Wimbledon School of Art in the tradition of late Constructivism, Alesworth then won the prestigious Picker Fellowship at Kingston University and subsequently took up a teaching assignment at Glasgow School of Art. His subsequent encounter with Pakistani culture in the early eighties opened up his practice to a range of new materials and an entirely new aesthetic sense based on the decorative flourishes of the urban bazaars. His central themes of environmental degradation and nuclear proliferation informed such whimsical yet lyrical works as Two Bombs Kiss 1993, and resonate throughout a career that keeps stylistically reinventing itself.