Published in This Is Tomorrow: Contemporary Art Magazine, 05 October 2018
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome
20 September - 10 November 2018
Identity has long been a subject of artistic investigation. From Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits to Richard Prince’s depictions of masculinity and Tracey Emin’s sexually charged autobiographical oeuvres, artists have mined this concept of what makes us who we are and often challenged it in their art. This lineage leads to Eddie Peake, a British artist whose most recent exhibition at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, People, continues to question how we reconcile our own identity as individuals in relation to broader social issues.