British artist Edd Pearman is known for his iconic paintings of the human form. Using oversimplification and limited palettes, Pearman captures his subjects with super-real clarity, reminding us that the painted form still possesses power over the photographic.
Born in 1976, Pearman graduated with an MA in Fine art at the Royal College of Art in 2001. Shortly after, Pearman won the Linklaters Printing Award, and was exhibited at the Dali Museum, Hockney Gallery and the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary art. Notable solo exhibitions include ‘Social Studies’ (2003) and ‘Nude & Bird Studies’ (2005), and he has been included in a number of group exhibitions in the UK, New York, Berlin, Venice, and Japan, including Bloomberg ‘New Contemporaries’ (2002), the ‘New Artist Unit’ at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (2006), and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). His work attracts noteworthy collectors including, the Chapman Brothers, Sir Peter Blake, Soho House, V&A, Clifford Chance, Basil Alkazzi Foundation, and the Bank of America, and he has been published in The Guardian, The Times, and Saatchi Magazine.