Christian Pearson / Industrial Graffiti / June 04 – 28 2014



I am fascinated with the idea of the unconscious aesthetic. The unwitting beauty created by mundane tasks, innocuous events and the fleeting unity of materials and light.

Industrial Graffiti captures the unconscious marks created by labourers, technicians and engineers during the construction of our urban built environment. This purposeful defacing has no aesthetic intentions. It is simply a method for preparing, advancing and communicating on a project site. The marking is an ephemeral part of a process that ultimately leads to the creation of a new, functional and aesthetic objective.

Christian graduated from Photography Studies College (Fine Art) Melbourne in 2001 and has exhibited widely. His recent solo exhibitions include shows at Obscura gallery, The Incinerator Arts complex, Gaffa gallery Sydney as part of HEAD On as well as regularly appearing in the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. His work specialises in landscape, industrial and architectural photography. It takes him on assignments across Australia shooting from helicopters, boats and underground for his many corporate and government clients. The National Library of Australia recently acquired a body of Christian’s images on underground tunnels of Victoria.


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Press / Media:
Capturing the Marks That Make Monuments, Toby Fehily, Broadsheet, 10 June 2014
Christian Pearson-Photographer, J Forsyth, Melbourne Arts Club, 24 June 2014