boyleANDshaw is a collaboration between Adrian R Shaw and Matthew Boyle. They have worked in partnership since 2007. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers.

 

boyleANDshaw have gained attention for their lengthy semi-improvised collaborative performance works, but the trace of their activities also includes drawing, painting, video, sound, sculpture and text.

 

They work with a matrix of images, phrases and ideas that resonate with them in some way – a few lines of text in an email, a photo torn from the newspaper, an excerpt, real or imagined, from the biography of one of their cultural icons (Tom Marioni, Sister Corita Kent, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Sykes …) that they then set about expanding, in a process of abstraction and generation.