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Eddie Peake

Lives and works in London
B. 1981

Eddie Peake works with performance, video, photography, painting, sculpture, sound and installation.  His art often takes the form of immersive exhibitions that connect diverse and incongruous objects, weaving autobiographical elements and an examination of self-identity with more general themes of desire, the body and the urban landscape. Through his work he explores the implicit drama within relationships, whether familial, professional, romantic, sexual or social, and how desire, sexuality, socio-political and cultural constructs, as well as psychological states such as depression impact on them. One particular preoccupation is with the lapses and voids inherent in the process of translating between verbal language and nonverbal modes of communication. It is in the discrepancy between words and any other language, say, images, emotions, bodily movements or sounds, that his art is located.

Eddie Peake was born in London in 1981 where he continues to live and work. His exhibitions and performances have been staged internationally including at CIRCA, Piccadilly Circus, London (2020); White Cube, London (2018); the Fiorucci Art Trust Volcano Extravaganza, Naples and Stromboli (2017); Barbican Art Gallery, London (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014); Performa13, New York (2013); Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK (2013); David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2012); The Tanks at Tate Modern, London in conjunction with the Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012) and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2012). Peake also DJs under a pseudonym and runs a record label imprint called Hymn.

Available Artworks

Eddie Peake

Gonna Kill Myself So Fuck You Anyway Part One, 2016

Price upon request

Eddie Peake

Soliloquy of the Glabrous Outraged, 2023

Price upon request


Films

In the Studio

Eddie Peake

Eddie discusses his studio practice, how his methods of production have evolved and the ways in which the scale of his work relates closely to the physical space in which they have been made.

In the Gallery

Eddie Peake on 'Concrete Pitch'

Eddie talks about the themes of his exhibition 'Concrete Pitch' at White Cube Bermondsey (2018), from growing up in Finsbury Park, London during the 1980s, to the impact of contemporary politics.

In the Gallery

Eddie Peake on 'Where You Belong'

Eddie discusses his show 'Where You Belong' at White Cube Hong Kong (2016 – 2017). The artist talks about the development of his new paintings, sculpture and performance, and how they explore notions of identity and sexuality.

Conversations

Tim Marlow and Eddie Peake

The conversation covers the themes of the exhibition 'Adjective Machine Gun' at White Cube Bermondsey (2013), and details how the installation's performative aspect can be characterised as one long rehearsal for a narrative-based drama.

In the Gallery

Eddie Peake on 'Caustic Community (Masks And Mirrors)'

Eddie explores the ideas behind his exhibition 'Caustic Community (Masks And Mirrors)' at White Cube São Paulo (2013 – 2014), focusing on his painting practice and the psychoanalytic themes of the works on show.

In the Studio

Eddie Peake

Eddie discusses his studio practice, how his methods of production have evolved and the ways in which the scale of his work relates closely to the physical space in which they have been made.


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