David Shrigley, ‘MEMORIAL’, 2016, Public Art Fund

Image rights: Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery Photo: Jason Wyche, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

About David Shrigley

David Shrigley finds meaning in snippets of text and overheard conversations. His crude and cartoonish ink drawings, usually exhibited salon-style, recall pages from the sketchbook of a cheeky adolescent. Tackling serious issues, such as unemployment and child welfare, as well as more absurd subjects, including sexual fantasies about a squirrel, his fragmented narratives can be both poignant and funny. In a 2011 exhibition, Shrigley included a dead stuffed kitten that stood on its hind legs carrying a hand-lettered protest sign that read, “I’M DEAD.”

British, b. 1968, Macclesfield, United Kingdom, based in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2018
DESTE Project Space, 
Hydra, Greece,
Laughterhouse
2016
London ,
David Shrigley ‘Drawings and Paintings’
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