Hamish Pearch (born in 1993, United Kingdom) lives and works in London. He participated in the Royal Academy London Post-Graduate Program from 2016 to 2019, having graduated with his Bachelor with honors from Camberwell College.
The artist reflects on the complex structures humanity occupies, exploring the materials, objects and spaces that make up our worlds. Through sculpture, installation, drawing and sound, his practice gives form to human experiences and systems that are mundane and magical in equal measure. Pearch’s sculptures mix, merge and remake forms to create objects of instability. Found objects, natural forms and commonplace materials are used alongside cast and modelled sculptures made from jesmonite and resin. In other cases, objects seem frozen on the brink of metamorphosis. These volatile objects present material and metaphorical meeting points, where everyday objects slip between states of reality and the unconscious.
Hamish Pearch’s work has been shown in the context of solo exhibitions at front (Brussels, 2021); as part of Manifesta 13 at Belsunce Projects (Marseille, 2020); at Soft Opening (London, 2019); at the Royal Academy (London, 2019); at Kupfer Projects (London, 2018) and at Sans titre (2016) (Paris, 2018). Hamish Pearch’s exhibition at Belsunce Projects won a grant from Fluxus Art Projects and the artist was a finalist for the XL Caitlin Prize in 2016. He took part in the Launch Pad LaB residency program (La Boissière, 2020) and his work will be shown this year in a solo exhibition at Sans titre (2016) (Paris).
The artist took part in group exhibitions such as the 5th edition of the exhibition in the gardens of Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer (Fulmer, 2021); ‘La psychologie des serrures’ at CAN - Center d’Art de Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel, 2020); ‘Mushrooms: the art, design and future or funghi’ at Somerset House (London, 2020); ‘New Relics’ at Thames-Side Studios (London, 2018); ‘Premiums’ at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, 2018); ‘Addams Outtakes’ at Roaming Projects (London, 2017); ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor’ (co-curated exhibition with William Rees) at J Hammond Projects (London, 2018) or ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ at ICA (London, 2015).