Eddie Peake’s 2013 student show at the Royal Academy of Arts involved a football match in which all the players were naked, save for their socks and boots. It was a graphic introduction to an enduring theme – male image and identity – though he’s also preoccupied with the gap between language and less tangible forms of communication, such as movement and sound. Peake works in a variety of mediums including painting, video, photography and print, and has performed or exhibited at London’s Barbican, Tate Modern and White Cube galleries.
Did you know?
Peake is from a long line of high achievers – his mother is the sculptor Phyllida Barlow, his grandfather wrote the fantasy novels of Gormenghast, and Charles Darwin is an ancestor.
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Sotheby's London, 'Untitled, 2012', July 2014
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Concrete Pitch, White Cube, London, UK, 2018
The Forever Loop, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK, 2016
Adjective Machine Gun, White Cube, London, UK, 2013