David Shrigley, ‘Untitled (They are Beautiful)’, 2013, Galleri Nicolai Wallner

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

David Shrigley: MEMORIAL, Public Art Fund, New York
David Shrigley ‘Drawings and Paintings’, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Life Model, Galleri Nicolai Wallner