Sculptor, visual artist
Location: London (UK)
Starting from a sculptural sensibility. William Cobbing’s artistic practice encompasses a wide range of media. Especially the video. The photography and the installation. Performative encounters are designed with a material, such as clay. In which the protagonists are engaged in a repetitive and absurd cycle. Manipulating shapeless surfaces. The works evoke notions of entropy. It emphasizes how the earth’s matter is irreversibly dispersed. Giving place to a definitive blurring of the borders between the body and the landscape. While suspending the possibility of conclusion.
Since 2000 Cobbing has exhibited all over the world. In group exhibitions such as A Secret History of Clay Tate Liverpool (2004). Room with a View Gemeente Museum. The Hague (2006). Drifting Clouds Furini Arte Contemporanea, Italy (2007. Personal exhibitions at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2002). Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Belgium (2007).
Cobbing has co-organized (with Rosie Cooper) a series of exhibitions and events on the concrete poet Bob Cobbing. He exhibited a series of works produced at Hatton Gallery and mimed in 2014. In 2019, Cobbing held his solo Haptic Loop at the Cooke Latham Gallery in London. In October 2020 at the Princessehof National Ceramics Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
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