Monday, 20 April 2009

Matthew Cowan

Title: from the series 'Love Spray'

Matthew Cowan is a New Zealand born artist who has been working in the UK since 2003. His practice is in the realm of traditional British and European customs. His works are photographs, videos, installations and performances, which play with the inherent strangeness of the continued popularity of long established folk customs in a modern world. Recent shows have been in Newcastle upon Tyne, Poland and New York.
He is currently Artist in Residence at Cecil Sharp House, the headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.