The Yard Studios Winchester
Ali Wallace
Ali Wallace is an up-and-coming freelance illustrator, living and working in Winchester. Since leaving University he has been producing a collection of finely detailed pencil drawings and motifs. Ali’s most recent practice has led him to entertain a variety of exciting new mediums, diversifying his creative output and, in turn, allowing unplanned projects to materialise. While investigating these new disciplines he finds inspiration in the tantalisingly enigmatic and intriguing aspects of cultural identity, distilling these discoveries into drawn collages of graphic and illustrative elements.

Ali’s illustrations are steeped in symbolism, whilst tapping into the emotive representation of unique individuals. His work forms ambiguous narratives that highlight the challenge of finding personal identity in the modern landscape. A topic relevant to a society where selected strands of cultures are systematically extracted from their ancestral and broader context, synthesised and commodified. A process that leaves little but inaccurate stereotypes and disconnected superficial trends.