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’.
In true ‘boys will be boys style’, here are the lads enjoying some beers:
Having a bit of a scuffle:
Being all rad and cowabunga! on a skateboard:
And just hanging out with the guys:
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.
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