Whilst I Breathe, I Hope
Pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin
166 x 116 cm (framed)
Edd Pearman’s work uses uniforms as a metaphor for group identity. His depiction of individuals disbanded from their uniformed groups presents a view of a melancholy, vulnerable loner. This is given a further twist with an appearance of happiness in the smiling youth of Whilst I Breathe, I Hope in the exhibition. However, this joyful smile carries a feeling of disengagement with reality and a manic attempt to happiness.
Read our interview: False Together
Read the accompanying Art Pie essay: Social Organisation of Appearences
Find out more about Edd Pearman at www.eddpearman.co.uk