Artist Alex Pearl makes mini epic films, video installations, sculpture and books. Throughout his work there is a sense of an acceptance of failure or disappointment as important parts of the human condition. Using readily available materials and software the films are made from: suddenly apprehended ideas, discovered objects and impromptu processes. They are comparable with the sketch or doodle, an initial throwaway idea made visible. They make light with big issues and are in turn haunting and funny.
Pearl has exhibited throughout Europe, UK and USA. His solo show ‘Goodbye to most of my daydreams’, will be shown at ICIA, Bath and began at BCA Gallery, Bedford. He is currently working on newly commissioned work for the next Whitstable Biennale.