Hamish Pearch

Hamish Pearch (b. 1993, London, UK) earned his BFA from Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) in 2015 and received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London, 2019.

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.

Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘If things were different’, Galeria Mascota, Mexico (2022); ‘Happy Birthday, Dear Speed’, Quench, Margate (2022); ‘Amygdala lost and found’, Sans titre, Paris, (2021); ‘Thames Mud’, Front, Brussels, (2021); ‘Head Above Water’, Belsunce Projects/Manifesta 13, Marseille (2020); ‘Nights’, Soft Opening, London (2019) and ‘On a day like this’, Sans titre, Paris (2018).
Curated and selected group exhibitions include: ‘The Art of Mushrooms’, Park Serralves Foundation, Porto (2022); ‘All season sanctuary’, Mendes Wood DM at Retranchement (2022); ‘Glitch: The City as Palimpsest’, Cooke Latham, London (2022); ‘La Psychologie des Serrures’, CAN - Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2021); 5th Edition, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, London (2021); ‘Mushrooms’, Somerset House, London (2020); ‘Schools Show’, Royal Academy of Art, London (2019); Ana Prata and Hamish Pearch curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli at Kupfer, London (2018); ‘Go’, Soft Opening, London (2018); ‘New Relics’, Thames-side Studios, London, (2018); ‘Premiums’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, (2018); ‘Addams Outtakes’, Roaming Projects, London, (2017); ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour’ (co-curated and exhibited in with William Rees) at J Hammond Projects, London (2017); ‘Le Laboratoire’, Sans titre (2016), Marseille, (2017); Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Primary, Nottingham and ICA, London (2015). 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).

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exhibition view,The Art of Mushrooms, 2022, The Park of Serralves Foundation, Porto
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exhibition view,The Art of Mushrooms, 2022, The Park of Serralves Foundation, Porto
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exhibition view, Phantasmata, 2022, Public Gallery, London
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Aeons perfecting a spore (detail), 2022
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exhibition view, 5th edition, 2021, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, UK
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I am good because I feel good. I feel good because I am good. My mother loves me because I am good. If my mother does not love me I feel bad. I feel bad because she does not love me. I am bad because I am bad. I am bad because she does not love me. She do, 2021, plaster polymer, resin, ply, paint, 65 x 68 x 62 cm, unique
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I am good because I feel good. I feel good because I am good. My mother loves me because I am good. If my mother does not love me I feel bad. I feel bad because she does not love me. I am bad because I am bad. I am bad because she does not love me. She do (detail), 2021, plaster polymer, resin, ply, paint, 65 x 68 x 62 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Hamish Pearch - © sans titre
exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Hamish Pearch - © sans titre
exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
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Grow bag, 2021, Jesmonite, epoxy putty, oil paint, 35 x 25 x 20 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
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15:11, 2021, plaster, resin, paint, 10 x 10 x 25 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
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Auditory Nerve Archive, 2021, steel, polymerised gypsum, oil paint, 42 x 32 x 26 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Hamish Pearch - © sans titre
exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
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Fruits, 2021, resin, fiberglass, Jesmonite, ply, oil paint, graphite, 60 x 60 x 115 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Amygdala lost and found, 2021, Sans titre (2016), Paris
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Lost Coolbox, 2020, pencil on paper, aluminum frame, 61 x 76 x 3.5 cm, unique
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Lost House Mouse, 2020, pencil on paper, aluminum frame, 61 x 76 x 3.5 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Thames Mud, 2021, front, Brussels
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exhibition view, Thames Mud, 2021, front, Brussels
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exhibition view, Thames Mud, 2021, front, Brussels
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exhibition view, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, 2021, Elizabeth Xi Bauer, London
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exhibition view, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, 2021, Elizabeth Xi Bauer, London
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exhibition view, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, 2021, Elizabeth Xi Bauer, London
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Tenant, 2021, resin, paint, 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm, unique & Clay Globe Trotter, 2021, plaster polymer, oil paint, 50 x 50 x 40 cm, unique
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Tenant, 2021, resin, paint, 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm, unique
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exhibition view, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, 2021, Elizabeth Xi Bauer, London
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exhibition view, The Stable Object in Precarious Times, 2021, Castor, London
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Tick Tock (detail), 2021, polymerised gypsum, resin, paint, 40 x 30 x 25 cm, unique
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exhibition view, The Stable Object in Precarious Times, 2021, Castor, London
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Current Joys (Paper, Hawaiians), 2020, polymerised gypsum, epoxy putty, oil paint, 49.2 x 37.5 x 42.3 cm, unique
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Paris Internationale 2020, exhibition view, SuperSalon, Paris
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exhibition view, Head Above Water, 2020, Manifesta 13, Belsunce Projects, Marseille
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Soup, 2020, MDF, polymerised gypsum, paint, commingled French and British sand, 150 x 182 x 72 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Head Above Water, 2020, Manifesta 13, Belsunce Projects, Marseille
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Globe Trotter, 2020, polymerised gypsum, resin, oil paint, 50 x 70 x 40 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Head Above Water, 2020, Manifesta 13, Belsunce Projects, Marseille
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Foraged I, 2020, steel, epoxy putty, oil paint, 50 x 70 x 40 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Head Above Water, 2020, Manifesta 13, Belsunce Projects, Marseille
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All waters converge, 2020, MDF, polymerised gypsum, steel, paint, sand, 50 x 85 x 60 cm, unique
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All waters converge, 2020, MDF, polymerised gypsum, steel, paint, sand, 50 x 85 x 60 cm, unique
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Island IV, 2020, plaster polymer, steel, oil paint, ø 20 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Head Above Water, 2020, Manifesta 13, Belsunce Projects, Marseille
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No water is separate from any other water, 2020, MDF, polymerised gypsum, steel, paint, sand, 100 x 85 x 30 cm, unique
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No water is separate from any other water (detail), 2020, MDF, polymerised gypsum, steel, paint, sand, 100 x 85 x 30 cm, unique
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Deep Blue Day, 2020, MDF, polymerised gypsum, steel, paint, sand, 70 x 85 x 30 cm, unique
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Deep Blue Day, 2020, MDF, polymerised gypsum, steel, paint, sand, 70 x 85 x 30 cm, unique
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Collective memory storage, 2020, plexiglass, dust, 17 x 29 x 16 cm, unique
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exhibition view, Disgressions, 2019, Somerset House, London
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exhibition view, Nights, 2019, Soft Opening, London
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exhibition view, Nights, 2019, Soft Opening, London
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exhibition view, Nights, 2019, Soft Opening, London
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exhibition view, Nights, 2019, Soft Opening, London
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exhibition view, Nights, 2019, Soft Opening, London
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exhibition view, degree show, 2019, Royal Academy of Arts School, London
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exhibition view, degree show, 2019, Royal Academy of Arts School, London
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exhibition view, degree show, 2019, Royal Academy of Arts School, London
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exhibition view, degree show, 2019, Royal Academy of Arts School, London
Hamish Pearch - © sans titre
exhibition view, degree show, 2019, Royal Academy of Arts School, London

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