Matt Copson’s alter ego is a vengeful fox named Reynard. Inspired by ancient European folklore, Reynard appears in many different guises as a character that is both hateful and pitiful. Copson’s multi-media work draws heavily from contemporary British culture and ancient forms of storytelling. Through the persona of Reynard the fox, and its relationship to others, Copson narrates a complex, often troubled worldview.
Forthcoming exhibitions include a performance in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on February 15, as part of the gallery's Magazine Sessions, a new series of experimental and immersive events, presented in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust. Recent exhibitions include a solo show entitled Reynard’s Fundament at Tramps, London; The March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Bloomberg New Contemporaries at The ICA, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall and The World Museum for the Liverpool Biennial and Escape Routes: Benedict Drew invites..., LIMBO. He is co-editor of expanded magazine Da Thirst. Copson received a BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art.