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Alex Ball, Matt Brown, Adam Dix, Julie Cockburn,
Adam James, Edd Pearman, Boo Saville, Ceal Warnants

Curated by: Edd Pearman

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28 May – 19 June 2011

 

 

Edd Pearman

 

Edd Pearman, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 2011, acrylic and resin, edition of 5.

 

Pearman graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002 with an MA in Fine Art. Pearman has been included in a number of group exhibitions in the UK, New York, Berlin and Japan, including Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2002) and the New Artist Unit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (2006). Pearman's work has been published in The Guardian, The Independent and The Times and features in collections around the world including the V&A, the Chapman Brothers family archive and the Bazil Alkazzi Foundation.

Pearman's recent works utilise uniforms from national organizations as reference, for example: St. John's Ambulance, Boys Scouts and The Salvation Army etc. Through Pearman's depiction of his sujects as mostly solitary figures outside of their individual institutional contexts one sees the disbanded loners as suddenly melancholy, human and vulnerable. In other pieces, Pearman subverts the often-celebrated cool precision that uniforms tend to imply in order to suggest the other facets associated with them, chaotic, brutal or lethal.


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