The work is concerned with the male form, particularly my position as a white man. Although I consider whiteness as a social construct I am also aware of my social image. An image of western and gender dominance. Failing masculinity - the work investigates how the image of masculinity fails, or the man fails to uphold the image. The man fails to function as an image of great strength and success, we witness his internal terror as he stares into the mirror.  A failed businessman, a failed warrior, a failed nurse. As a nurse he is undermined by the superiority of a Doctor, as a nurse a job associated with being feminine, he fails to uphold and maintain.  The work attempts to undermine the cultural construction of masculinity and whiteness through revealing its unattainability through the Live body. The work discusses the failures/ absurdity of performing an image.  

 

 

The audience witnesses a dystopic conflict, where the image and person do not align causing trauma, the man innately aware as he uses mirrors and shiny objects to view himself in the world, however, his trauma goes untreated, it's normalised, its how he fits in. The man sat next to him, declared his views, he was declared Mad by the Doctor. 

 

 

I am an English artist currently based in London UK. Having completed a BA in Fine Art Hons at University Worcester in 2017 I have since studied my MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. My practice mainly focuses on the body and sculptural structures which represent power and control, an attempt to expose absurdity within cultural hegemony and white masculinity. My practice involves many different elements including Film, Performance, Painting, Printmaking, Costume Design and Creative Writing.

 

Contact directly on my mobile - (+44) 7401258349

Education

2018 - MA Fine Art.                  Chelsea College of Art

2017 - BA Fine Art HONS         University of Worcester

2009 - Adult Nursing DipHe.    Birmingham City University

Gallery Member

Five Years Gallery London

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Awards

Murze Academic paper published - 2019

WOTISART publication November - 2018

Shortlisted for The SPACE Studio Award - 2018

Teaching/Work experience

2019 - Present - Secondary school teaching 

2018 - 2019 - Art Therapist, North London.

2018 - Present  -  Visiting Lecturer Chelsea College of Art UAL. London

                          - Mentor

2018 - Lecturer (Performance lecture) - Museum Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium. 

 

Selected Performances

2020 - Domesticated Animals. Live Streamed Event. Five Years.

2019 - Bitchez Get Ratchet Five years London

2018 - Repentance Museum Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium. 

2018 - Hail Thy Chicken La Louvière, Belgium. 

2018 - Judith and George. Collaboration with Emma Starkey. Degree Show One. CSM. London.

2018 - Human Clay Head. Squash and Stretch. Oxford Art Festival. Oxford.

2018 - Dyptyic (Death of a Comedian).Collaboration with Chase Szakmary. Chelsea College of Art. London. 

2018 - Clinic. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2017 - Human Clay Head. Fridge. London.

2017 - J.M.Tar and I. Degree Show University of Worcester. Worcester.

2017 - Tar and I. Post Trump. Five Years Gallery. London.

2017 - Stretch. Tide. CrownGate Shopping centre. Worcester.

2016 - Untitled. Pilot, The Garage Studios, Worcester University.

2016 - Abode (appearance of appearance). The Hive. Worcester.

2016 - From The Street, The GAP Project, Birmingham.

2016 - From The Street,The Hop Market. Worcester

2016 - Rock,paper,Scissors. Act Without Expectation, Breeze Creatives. Newcastle.

2015 - Rock, Paper, Scissors, PiLOT, the Garage Studios, Worcester University.

2015 - Homage to Yellow, the Garage, Worcester University.

2015 - 3 Chickens, Worcester Art Workshop.

 

Exhibitions

2019 - Clowns'ler. Five years. London

2018 - OVERPR!NT: AG!TATE ACT!VATE Museum Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium.

2018 - Postgraduate Degree Show. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2018 - Shape of Time. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2018 - Object D'Art. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2018 - Squash and Stretch. Oxford Art Festival. Oxford.

2018 - Interim show 2. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2018 - Interim show. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2018 - Post [Frame]. Sotherbys. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2018 - Sotherbys Exhibition 1. Chelsea College of Art. London.

2018 - Studio Complex. Tate Modern. London.

2018 - M.A.S.H. Chelsea College of Art. London

2017 - Fridge. Seven Sisters. London.

2017 - The Path. Chelsea College of Art. London

2017 - Degree Show University of Worcester. Worcester.

2017 - Tar and I. Post Trump. Five Years Gallery. London.

2017 - Tide. CrownGate Shopping centre. Worcester.

2016 - Public Art Student Show. The Hive Worcester.

2016 - ASOUE, University of Worcester, The Hop Market.

2015 - Narrative - Consume my Shopping Centre - CrownGate 

2015 - Royal Infirmary Worcester

2015 - Narrative - Worcester County Hall

2015 - Narrative - Worcester Arts Workshop

Curation/co-curation

2018 - M.A.S.H. Chelsea College of Art

2015 - Narrative - CrownGate Shopping Centre. Worcester.

2015 - Narrative - Worcester County Hall.

2015 - Narrative - Worcester Arts Workshop. 

 

Projects

Narrative - Contemporary Art Collaboration

WXW - Warrick University and Worcester University Collaboration

 

Publications

WOTISART - Nov - 2018.

Emergent Art Space 2018

http://emergentartspace.org/forum/51239/

 

A-N Degree Show Guide 2017

file:///Volumes/Untitled/Robin%20Woodward%20/a-n%20Degree%20Shows%20Guide%202017%20by%20ANartistsinfo%20-%20issuu.webarchive

 

The GAP Arts Project 2016

http://beyondborders-gap.weebly.com/contributors.html

 

Breeze Creatives 2015

http://breezecreatives.com/abject-gallery/act-without-expectation

 

SLAP Magazine 2015

http://www.slapmag.co.uk/Slap-Issues/Issue-51-September-2015.pdf

 

Open Studios Worcester 2015

http://www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk/narrative/

 

 

© 2019 Robin Woodward