about

Using installation, collage, print, text and film, Alan Hathaway traces an autobiographical journey through abstract painting, minimalism, 1960s counter culture, punk, post punk, electronica, utopian architecture, science fiction and the ‘race into space’.

He uses industrial materials, temporary construction techniques and a language of abstract signs to create modular ‘flat pack’ objects – drawing attention to the logistics involved in their production, their temporality, site, audience and shifting historical context.

In his graphic work found archival images are reactivated and abstracted through improvised processes of cutting, scanning, copying and reprinting – referencing the lo fi aesthetic of 1970s punk and its roots within Dada and Situationism.

The artist sees all of his work as an ongoing attempt to resist authoritarian systems of control through a playful examination of form, materiality and collective cultural experience.