Born in Cumbria (1984), Braithwaite received a BA in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before completing his Masters at the Slade in 2011. Taking in performance, film, sculpture and photography, his work has shown in London, the UK and Europe-wide. Featuring in exhibitions at The Mead Gallery (Warwick, UK), Konsthallen Trollhättan (Sweden), and the Globe Gallery (Newcastle, UK), Braithwaite has also performed new commissions for the Whitstable Bienniale and the Jerwood Project space. He opened his first solo show at Palagkas, London in March 2014 of which Acerpseudoplatanus was a focal point.
Refining the absurd, Angus H Braithwaite’s practice often transforms the performing body into ludicrous actor. His new work, Acerpseudoplatanus – set in the patch of woodland at the bottom of his garden – is a film that romanticises a childhood event, one which pinpoints the moment of conception for the artist through interaction with a non-native tree. A series of reconstructed vignettes outline factual occurrences. Offset with a prose-like narrative, steeped in black humour, the piece seeks to preserve the memorial remnants of such a rebirth.