Corey Whyte (b. 1993) Staffordshire, UK and grow up between Staffordshire and Carmel, CA, US, and
now Lives and Works in London, UK.
Whyte works with the processes of abstraction that in turn creates commodification and the human behaviour around hysteric consumption, along with allowing current behavioural studies to make impressions on the way he works; but specifically looking at the historic cultural appropriation process of seasonal traditions.
This in retrospect takes the start of something and takes it far away from its original self; Whyte uses this as a formula to create. Corey seeks to continue that process, by taking the modern seasonal iconography as basis to work with, Whyte sees himself as an iconoclast and an Anthropologist, he’s interested in the removal of character and the imposition of narrative that this process contains, materials used to create are always materials he has a lack of control over, parodying hysteric human nature and the bastardisation of the appropriated subject matter he also aims to parody.
Whyte follows a practice of hysteric control, that of the Limited Edition item, that holds the key to turning on mass hysteria, by making humans chase that feeling if that’s mine and only (or perhaps a select few), ego trophies; Whyte uses a traditional art practice of the “one off”, Only One and it’s yours, the ultimate limited edition.