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William Cobbing

Starting from a sculptural sensibility William Cobbing’s artworks encompass a diverse range of media, including video, installation and performance. People are often depicted as being fused with the surrounding architecture, or buried under layers of clay or concrete, from which they absurdly struggle to extricate themselves. These works allude to the concept of entropy and, underlining the extent to which earthly material is irreversibly dispersed, they give rise to a definitive blurring of the boundaries between the body and the landscape and put any possibility of meaning on hold.

Since 2000 William Cobbing has exhibited internationally, in group shows including A Secret History of Clay Tate Liverpool (2004), Room with a View Gemeente Museum, The Hague (2006), Drifting CloudsFurini Arte Contemporanea, Italy (2007), and solo exhibitions at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2002) and Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Belgium (2007.)