Overview

Corbin looks at the rites of passage of manhood in England, the obstacles which men impose upon each other in our society, and male conformism. He looks at how public notions of masculinity shape our outlooks, and how the traditional standards of masculinity that are hereditary in our culture can have effects on our mental health.

Corbin Shaw’s work explores the performance of masculinity in heteronormative spaces dominated by men. He makes work from his own personal experiences growing up in spaces such as football grounds, boxing gyms, and his dad’s metal fabrication workplace. He looks at the rites of passage of manhood in England, the obstacles which men impose upon each other in our society, and male conformism. He looks at how public notions of masculinity shape our outlooks, and how the traditional standards of masculinity that are hereditary in our culture can have effects on our mental health.

 

Shaw is interested in the enforcement of gender roles by the father figure. His practice tries to understand the invisible authority of our peers that tells us we should be conforming to strict rules on what our gender should or should not be. He wants to understand how gender norms become established, how they are policed, and how best to disrupt and overcome them. By documenting the spaces he grew up in, Shaw aims to understand his own idea of masculinity, and what masculinity means to people in similar environments. He documents these spaces by using photography and film, before translating ideas into sculpture and painting.

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Biography

B. 1998, Sheffield UK. Based in London UK

 

Education 

2017 - 2020 BA (HONS) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK

2016 - 2017 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Leeds College of Art, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2020 - Upcoming Solo Show, Guts Gallery

2020 ConTender, Guts Gallery, London UK

 

Group Exhibitions 

2020 When Shit Hits the Fan Again, Guts Gallery, London UK 

2020 Begin Again, Guts Gallery, London UK

2020 When Shit Hits the Fan, Guts Gallery, London UK 

2020 Five Hides, Thorp Stavri, London UK

 

Residencies 

2020 RES. 002 Changing Room Gallery, London UK

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