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Coming soon! Our next Desktop Backdrop will be by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and launches on Wedn

We’re excited to be launching a new Desktop Backdrop by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau on Wednesday 2 September 2020⁣. Each month over the next 6 months Kingsgate will invite one artist to make a new digital work for our audience to upload to their desktop background. Matthew’s desktop will be the third in this series. ⁣

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau creates sculptures, drawings, performances and films. His work addresses ugliness and taste, negative affective states, and the ambiguities of language and objects. His current research interests include exploring the awkward aesthetic possibilities of medieval art through painting and digital animation, utilising culturally abject food and other materials to make sculpture, and understanding the formation of reactionary political sentiments through affect theory and performance.

As an Associate of Open School East, 2013- 2014, he founded The Bad Vibes Club, which is a forum for research into negative states, runs Radio Anti with Ross Jardine, and collaborates with Ben Jeans Houghton as the ARKA group. He lives and works in London.​

Image: Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Life and Death, paint on tile, 20x30cm, 2017. Photo by Tim Bowditch

For more info and to check out our other Desktop Backdrops, click here.

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