Eddie Peake, Hymn
Edition of 20. Giclee on 250 gsm Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper. Paper size 334 x 283 mm. Image size 294 x 233 mm. Signed and numbered on front.
This limited edition print was produced on the occasion of Eddie Peake's solo exhibition at Cell Project Space in March 2012.
Peake features in much of his work. Hymn is a portrait of the artist as a young boy. It is taken from VHS footage, from his family's archive, that was projected as part of the exhibition. In the footage Peake appears in costume as The Joker posturing to the camera. The poses are punched out by the young Peake with a self-awareness that was echoed in the performance that took place in front of it. The print edition captures the knowing gaze of the young boy in masquerade.
Eddie Peake is a London-based artist currently studying a postgraduate course at the Royal Academy. Recent exhibitions include: Southard Reid; Auto Italia South East; Sadie Coles HQ and Jonathan Viner, London.
Hymn is jointly published with Cell Project Space.