joss copeman’s (b.2002) work considers queer politics, notions of the self and consumption in post-capitalist society. using primarily lens-based methods such as fine-art photographic practice, vernacular photography and computer scans, joss places himself in many of his images, bringing into question and mocking the ways in which we present ourselves. the decision to include himself in the work also poses questions about representation, objectivity and reality.
joss also co-founded swiitch collective with holly holder. swiitch is an inclusive platform designed to champion emerging creatives working within any artistic discipline. swiitch currently exists as a biannual zine.
co-founder of swiitch collective
usw ba photography 2020-2023
06/21 - 12/21 shutterhub yearbook, online (the art of seduction)
05 - 06/22 'grwp' cardiff umbrella x fringe arts bath, milsom place, bath, uk
06/22 - 12/22 shutterhub yearbook, online (aquaphilia artefacts)
09/22 'subsurface' (group), published by university of south wales, cardiff, isbn: 978-1 -90-983862-8
03/23 'spacecraft' (group), published by cardiff umbrella and amgueddfa cymru, cardiff, isbn: 978-0-72-000650-6
03/23 'swiitch' issue #1, self-published by swiitch collective, cardiff
05/23 '21 years', self-published, cardiff (edition of 20)
05/23 a-n degree show guide 2023, online (21 years)
06/23 ‘trademark’ usw grad show, bay art, cardiff, uk
image by @jackhalphotography ©