Eddie Peake - Opinel Hoard Shadow - 2017
Eddie Peake’s performance Amidst A Sea Of Flailing High Heels And Cooking Utensils, part 2 was presented at Chisenhale Gallery in 2012 as part of the gallery’s Interim programme. Presented in co-operation with Tate Modern, the piece featured an original live musical composition and an ensemble of male and female performers. Through this work, Peake continued and elaborated upon motifs explored in his previous performances, addressing the process by which gender and sexuality can be read and signified in performative contexts. Through choreographed movement, the dancers’ bodies become both sculptural and sexual objects, playing on the audience’s voyeuristic desire.
Working in performance, video, photography, painting, sculpture and installation, Peake’s work often exaggerates the latent erotics and playfulness at stake in the process of art making and its public dissemination. Peake's 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, say, images, emotions, bodily movements or sounds, that his art is located.
Opinel Hoard Shadow, 2017 is a three-colour screen print, each handmade by the artist. Reminiscent of Peake’s acid-coloured Cinema Paintings, a mask of torn newsprint, commonly used in screen printing, stops the ink as it is pushed through the screen creating a cinematic white glow in the centre of the image. The works shift and move creating figures and forms through torn edges and soft creases. The variation of layering and masks forms a series of 100 unique prints. These works glow with Peake’s acid colours in between sombre greens, reds and browns as the inks mix.
Medium: Unique screen prints on Somerset 410gsm using hand torn stencils placed by the artist.
Size: 44 x 51 cm
Edition of 100 (Each edition is unique and handmade by the artist with variation in colour and form)
Signed and numbered
Special launch price: £400 (unframed)
Special launch Chisenhale Friends’ price: £360 (unframed)
This limited edition Eddie Peake print is available at Chisenhale Gallery.
Also other new editions are available created by Rosalind Nashashibi and Hannah Black.