Hamish Pearch’s (b. London, 1993) sculptural installations reflect on the relationships that humans build with their urban and natural environments. Combining scaled down industrial buildings with figurative monuments, for example, or stacks of burnt toast with anemic daisies and hypertrophic mushrooms, the artist presents an eerie vision of the last gasp of the Anthropocene. Pearch completed his BA in Fine Art Sculpture at Camberwell College of Art, London, in 2015 and the same year was selected for New Contemporaries touring exhibition. He received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London, 2019. Selected exhibitions include: Head Above Water, Belsunce Projects (solo), Manifesta 13, Marseille (2020); Mushrooms, Somerset House, London (2020); Nights, Soft Opening, London (2019); Schools Show, Royal Academy of Art, London (2019); On a day like this, Sans Titre 2016, Paris (2018); Ana Prata and Hamish Pearch curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, Kupfer, London (2018). Pearch lives and works in London.

Digressions, 2020, plaster polymer, resin, epoxy putty, oil paint. Installation view, Mushrooms, Somerset House, 2020. Image: Courtesy the Artist. Photography: Mark Blower.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls (Lot 20), 2019, Plaster polymer, foamcore, sand, epoxy putty, paint, cardboard. Image: Courtesy the Artist.

Big Yellow, 2019, wood, paint, RA Schools Show, Royal Academy, 2019. Image: Courtesy the Artist. Photography: Andy Keate