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Mathew Keenan

Born in Wigan, UK

Lives & works in Cardiff, London, Manchester, UK


The current obsession with selfies is an important starting point to my practice, this has developed into using self-portraiture to question society and received values. Over the past 5 years I have been working on a larger body of work that has looked broadly at British male identity. Using self-portraiture and still life I’ve researched themes of masculinity, sexuality, gender fluidity and plural identity and how these interplay with the culture in the North West of England where I grew up and entered the labour market. For the past 2 years I have used a large format camera. This is important to my practice as making images with a view camera allows a finely detailed render of the traditional themes to be unpicked..