The People Fled When The Sun Went Down
21 Sep 2023 — 07 Oct 2023
Jealous presents ‘The People Fled When The Sun Went Down’ as the latest show from Sheffield born artist, Corbin Shaw.
Corbin Shaw (b.1998) is a British artist based in Bethnal Green, East London. Originally from Sheffield, Corbin explores ideas of masculinity through the medium of textiles. Best known for his unique take on the St George’s cross.
Using his upbringing in a South Yorkshire ex-mining town Corbin investigate’s masculinity and how that was defined to him growing up. Breaking stigmas and stereotypes through his re-imagination of masculine ‘icons’ and objects. The artist pays homage to the people and places that have shaped his northern identity – the pub, football pitches and boxing gyms. Corbin’s artwork rose to particular prominence in 2022 with collaborations with Levis, Women’s Aid and cover’s for EXIT, Circle Zero Eight and Perfect Magazine as well as features in The Face, Dazed and Metal Magazine.
Corbin Shaw presented his second solo show at the beginning of 2022, Nowt as Queer as Folk, Guts Gallery, London, where he explored Folk Law and the traditions rooted in his South Yorkshire Village. Also in 2022 Corbin showed ‘Martin Parr & Corbin Shaw’ at OOF Gallery in London, where his work was shown in collaboration with legendary British artist Martin Parr to pay a homage to the Football Fan. Corbin has exhibited at the design Museum as part of ‘Designing the Beautiful Game’ and is currently showing at OOF gallery in ‘The world of Gazza!!’ alongside artists Jeremy Deller, Douglas Gordon, Lydia Blakeley and many more.