Irvin Pascal is known for his arresting and monumental sculptural work, built of matter or constructed from ebonised wood, which can be translated into a poetic abstraction of a body. Within the bounds of that body, a passive face peers through, gazing endlessly at that which it cannot see. Pascal has developed an affinity for working with plaster and clay, but increasingly questioned these materials durability or nobility. This lead to the development of the artists own unique material- Pascollar, the result of years of experimenting with a variety of sculpting and painting materials. Pascal’s immensely physical totemic works fluctuate between enigmatic and aggressive and addresses questions of race and masculinity through a very certain deployment of material and its treatment.
Irvin lives and works in London. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Brighton in 2017, having previously completed his BA in Architecture at University of Brighton (2005-2008). Recent exhibitions and projects include: No End to New Beginnings (Solo Exhibition) at County Gallery (Palm Beach, 2020), Royal XX XX (Performance) at Royal Academy of Arts (London, 2020), The Nenaissance (Solo Exhibition’ at Niki Cryan (Lagos, 2019) Young Monsters (Group Exhibition, curated by Marcelle Joseph) at Lychee One (London, 2019), Talisman in the age of difference (Group Exhibition, curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE) at Stephen Friedman Gallery (London, 2018), Bloomberg New Contemporaries (Group Exhibition) at Block 336 & BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art (London, 2018 & Newcastle, 2017).