Edd Pearman’s (1976, Aldershot/UK) recent works utilize uniforms from national organizations as reference. Through Pearman’s depiction of them 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.
Edd Pearman graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002 with an MA in Fine Art. His work has been published in The Guardian, The Independent and The Times and features in collections around the world including the VA, the Chapman Brothers family archive and the Bazil Alkazzi Foundation.