David Shrigley

David Shrigley

British
b. 1968
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Overview

British artist David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions.

British artist David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions.

David Shrigley was born in 1968 in Macclesfield, UK. He lives and works in Brighton, UK.

Shrigley’s quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and reveal chance utterings like snippets of over-heard conversations. Recurring themes and thoughts pervade his storytelling, capturing child-like views of the world, the perspective of aliens and monsters or the compulsive habits of an eavesdropper shouting out loud. While drawing is at the centre of his practice, Shrigley also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music. Shrigley consistently seeks to widen his audience by operating outside the gallery sphere, including producing artist publications and creating collaborative music projects.

His digital animations such as ‘Headless Drummer’ and ‘The Artist’ demonstrate what Shrigley calls ‘the economy of telling stories’, delivering a deftly crafted mix of dark and light through the simplest of forms. In his sculptural works, rendered in materials such as bronze and ceramic, the artist makes physical some of his more curious and eccentric propositions by transforming found objects or by playing with their scale.  Taking Lewis Carroll's perspective of Wonderland, Shrigley enlarges objects and imbues them with curious proportions.

Selected Artworks

David Shrigley

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David Shrigley features in ‘Dog Show’
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18 July 2019

David Shrigley features in ‘Dog Show’

For 'Dog Show', 14 cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks, with a little help from their human companions....
Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK

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