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Carbon Art 1 year on

About Alastair Gibson
Born in 1962 near Johannesburg, South Africa Alastair's early interest in marine life inspired him to attend art classes to capture the form of interesting fish in the medium of sculpture.

With an education in balance-engineering, he set off to Europe and realised his ambition to work in the motor sport industry:  22 years, 14 in formula one, 4 as lead mechanic for the Benetton F1 team and 10 as race team chief mechanic for BAR Honda Grand Prix Team.

Drawing similarities between modern Grand Prix cars and game fish, Alastair undertook a series of sculptures using F1 parts and technology to show these unique fish in a different form.

His works have been exhibited in the 2003 Lucky Strike Tribe Art Exhibitions, firstly at the Boiler House, London and then Tokyo, Milan, Frankfurt, Jakarta.  Alastair has exhibited in galleries in Cape Town and Johannesburg South Africa, London, Rome, Monaco and this year's Chelsea Art Fair.

Having completed his first year as a fulltime artist, Alastair is undertaking a number of private commissions and new work using the latest composite technology available for a new form of carbon fibre sculpting, which will allow us to see his fascination for technology and nature using this revolutionary medium.

Alastair works in Brackley where he lives with his wife Carolyn and their young son William.

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