PHYTOPLANKTON I is the rst in a two part series by Anthony
Pearce. His work deals with his antipathy towards mankind. Man's invasive and destructive nature, and the ravaged empty spaces that are left behind.
The sea, as the heart and lungs of the planet, is central to much of his thinking and the ecosystems that it supports have become the primary focus for many of his works. The merciless temperament of the so-called human/humane race res his attraction to depicting highly evolved and sensorial marine predators, which have suffered at the hands of people.
Pearce's work often traverses a range of media and through a web of cross-references between different objects and images; he positions the viewer before the work in discourse between the natural and the man-made. Often engaging with manufactured material; he enforces his own control by entrapping and smothering organic elements. In doing this he re-acknowledges his own relationship, as an artist, with the physical origins of his work.
Anthony Pearce comes from a background in biochemistry and IT. He worked in the City of London as a senior business consultant for more than 10 years before embarking on a life within the visual arts. After completing an intensive course at Central Saint Martins, he enrolled in 2010 on the MA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts.
Curated by Ellen Twinem