Alastair Gibson is a rising star in the art world with a uniquely recognisable style of sculpture. Alastair's work incorporates elements from his Formula 1 experience, a love of engineering and a deep rooted fascination with the organic design of marine species and other animals.
Alastair has worked in several Formula 1 teams culminating in the position of race team chief mechanic for BAR Honda alongside Jenson Button. His ability to use carbon to create his flowing artworks, came from making pit-lane equipment for the team. This foundation gave him the skills to be able to create his art, but he also needed the courage and self-belief to walk away from a job at the pinnacle of his profession and risk everything to pursue a new career. With many of his pieces also incorporating recycled Formula 1 car parts it is no surprise that motorsport lovers have been eagerly collecting his work. He counts many famous names from Formula 1 as owners of his unique pieces.
We were delighted to see Alastair at his latest show at the Drang Gallery in Salcombe where we took some photos alongside the Hydro Octo, Aero Manta, Mako Shark and other stunning sculptures. We think a Herring would be a great addition to the marine inspired line-up too!
"I love seeing the amount of detail and craftsmanship in my Herring shoes. It is the subtlelty of every design choice and sophisticated manufacturing that strike a chord with my own passions."