Eddie Peake (b. 1981, London) graduated from the Slade School of Fine Arts in 2006, was a 2008-09 scholar at the British School at Rome, and graduated from the Royal Academy, London in 2013. Peake’s varied artistic vocabulary encompasses performance, video, photography, painting, sculpture and installation. His main focus lies in 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 tools, such as images, emotions, bodily movements or sounds, that his art is located. Peake’s work is an often-energetic spectacle in which the absurd and the erotic each find a place, and in which the artist plays a central role.
Solo exhibitions have been held (amongst others) at White Cube, London; Fiorucci Arts Trust Volcano Extravaganza, Naples and Stromboli, Italy; Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome; Peres Projects, Berlin. His work was also shown in a number of group exhibitions including: Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia; Drawing Room, London; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma. Peak has also performed in a number of venues including Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Tate Modern, London; La Casa Encendida, Madrid. He was also an Abbey Scholar, The British School at Rome. He currently lives and works in London.