An illustrated Bromance

Soho is renowned for a certain type of romance. Now, thanks to illustrator Jack Pearce, there’s a heavy whiff of Bromance in the air, too.

Denis
Denis

This week sees the opening of Pearce’s Bromance show at the Atomica pop-up on Berwick Street, which, according to the artist, is a series of images showing ‘dudes having a good time’.

Pushuponit
Pushuponit

In true ‘boys will be boys style’, here are the lads enjoying some beers:

Beerfighters
Beerfighters

Having a bit of a scuffle:

Tastyhand
Tastyhand

Being all rad and cowabunga! on a skateboard:

Arthur
Arthur

And just hanging out with the guys:

Trifecta
Trifecta

The images have a rather tribal quality, taking away any notions of, say, the ‘banterbus’, or games of Centurion, or casual sexism.

All the works in the Bromance series are A1, monochrome pieces; though the exhibition will also be showing a number of larger illustrations, as well as a site-specific installation.

Tim
Tim

Pearce says, ‘Behind the idea is an opinion I have about the way male friendships are perceived. I like to remind people that guys can have fun together.

‘By surrounding the viewer with these bearded dancing tribesmen I want them to feel like they are one of them.’

Bromance runs from 3 – 25 October at Atomica Soho Pop-up, 75 Berwick St, London W1F

Jack Pearce
Jack Pearce

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