Crying Shame features a series of drawings, paintings, text and animation from artists Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Ellie Hoskins. A carnival of creepy characters fill the space, addressing themes of sinfulness, shame and embarrassment, with a dark sense of humour.
About Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau
Matthew creates sculptures, drawings, paintings, performances and videos. His blackly humorous work addresses ugliness, taste, and the ambiguities of language and objects. He lives and works in London. Matthew’s work in Crying Shame includes drawings and paintings made over the last six years, including a number of works featuring the Creep, as well as Buffet which was made specially for this exhibition.
About Ellie Hoskins
Ellie is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer from Cumbria, now based in Liverpool. Her work is diaristic and frank, combining slapstick millennial nihilism with a deadpan immersion in the rituals and details of everyday working life. For Crying Shame, she has developed a new series of works on paper, combining economical line drawings with text to express musings on contemporary deprivation and existential malaise.