Christopher Pearson
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Christopher Pearson

ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Christopher Pearson

ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Christopher Pearson is a contemporary artist working between printmaking and sculpture. Currently, Pearson is producing new work at East London Printmakers using collagraph, carborundum, viscosity, etching, and chine-collé processes. Pearson’s conceptual concerns comprise alchemy and transformation, time and rhythm, materiality and performativity, and the relationship between surface and substrate. Pearson is an MA Fine Art graduate from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (2017-19) and a BA (Hons) Art & Design graduate from the University of Leeds (2013-17). Please visit Pearson’s online portfolio to find more information on his practice, projects and exhibitions: www.christopherpearson.co.uk.
Projects
  • Stokkøyart: On Precarious Ground (På utrygg grunn), Bygda 2.0, Stokkøya, Norway
    Stokkøyart: On Precarious Ground (På utrygg grunn), Bygda 2.0, Stokkøya, Norway'On Precarious Ground' (Norwegian: 'På utrygg grunn') is a site-specific installation produced collaboratively by Ingrid Pumayalla, Michael Taiwo, Kirsten Bertelsen and me during the month-long Stokkøyart residency programme in September 2019. It is permanently installed outside Bygda 2.0, Stokkøya, Norway, and was unveiled to the public on 27th September. Below is our collaborative text which accompanied the sculptures and sound composition we created: "The fragility and unpredictability of th
  • Global Art Practice: Re:mind the GAP, HART Haus, Hong Kong
    Global Art Practice: Re:mind the GAP, HART Haus, Hong Kong'Re:mind the GAP' was the culminating event of the 'Global Art Practice Collaboration' project and took the format of a research lab with live artworks run by each artist in response to our experiences in the UK, Japan, Hong Kong and China. This event took place on the 5th September 2018 at HART Haus, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong. The group of artists who collaborated on this event included nine students from MFA Global Art Practice at Tokyo University of the Arts and nine students from MA courses a
  • States of Mind: Made in Arts London x Free Range Exhibition, The Old Truman Brewery, London
    States of Mind: Made in Arts London x Free Range Exhibition, The Old Truman Brewery, LondonFrom 4th to 8th July, as part of Free Range 2019, eighteen artists represented by Made in Arts London exhibited their work together as an emerging artist showcase entitled 'States of Mind' at Unit 13, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. The work I exhibited comprised four sculptures from my 'Splice' series of pigmented plaster casts and two sublimation prints on polyester entitled 'Eruption in Blue' and 'Red Gesture'. In addition to the art on display, a free events programme was hosted,
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Projects credited in
  • GAP Project with Tokyo University of the Arts (collaborative project)
    GAP Project with Tokyo University of the Arts (collaborative project)The GAP Project (Global Art Practice) is a collaborative project between Central Saint Martins (UAL) and Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA). The project is based around academic and creative research strategy, and encourages creativity when displaying visual data. The end result of the project will be a paper-based installation or publication that will be on display at an exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts in November 2018. The project consists of 9 students chosen from each of the Univ
  • Art Night 2019
    Art Night 2019The fourth edition of Art Night, London’s largest contemporary arts festival, is planned for the 22 June 2019 in Walthamstow and King’s Cross under the artistic direction of Helen Nisbet. We will open the doors of extraordinary venues and take over public spaces to display innovative artistic content, from music and dance, to performance, visual arts and video.
Work history
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    ArtistChristopher Pearson
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Contemporary artist working between sculpture and printmaking. MA Fine Art graduate from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (Merit; 2017-19). BA (Hons) Art & Design graduate from the University of Leeds (First; 2013-17). By staging conditions in which the interplay between gravity, balance, weight, physicality, hapticity, phenomenology and colour is infinitely fluctuating and dynamic, my work relishes the material unpredictability of process-led sculpture and its anthropomorphic relationship to the viewer. My practice is characterised by an underlying proclivity to transform soft or malleable substrates into encrusted, fixed or finite masses. Typically, this involves combining no more than two materials that symbiotically perform each other in continuum. Polarities between security and precariousness, fixity and changeability, tension and slack, contemplation and spontaneity, and action and aftermath comprise conceptual interests which have emanated from my recent theatrical ‘processions’ of self-supporting sculptures. The broad, non-indexical language of contrastingly fluid and frozen forms that I have developed is also driven by my fascination with how each viewer’s corporeal, perceptual, tactile and synaesthetic capacities inform their experience of my work, simultaneously activating my sculptures’ materiality as a subjective event of encountering, entering and becoming. christopherpearson.co.uk
Skills
  • Communications
  • Creative Arts
  • Writing
  • Organisation
  • Design
  • Art
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Curation
Education
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    MA Fine ArtCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Merit; including additional Global Art Practice unit in collaboration with Tokyo University of the Arts
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    BA (Hons) Art & DesignThe University of Leeds
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    First class degree; including a Year in Industry; winner of the School of Design Prize 2017
Awards
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    Shortlisted: Clifford Chance Sculpture Award 2020Clifford Chance
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    The School of Design PrizeThe University of Leeds
    Awarded for producing an outstanding design in the School of Design Degree Show: Alchemy
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