Humorous, wry and macabre are three words used to describe the drawings and prints depicting everyday life, by the highly prolific David Shrigley.
Combining text and image, Shrigley’s works feature scribbled, uneven lines, and dark-witted aphorisms that satirise the mundane situations of everyday life.
Shrigley taps into a particularly British sense of humour, including puns, double-entendres, sarcasm and pessimism.
'I'm actually trying to make things that are accessible and enjoyable to others' Shrigley has said.
Like a compulsive doodler with an infectiously sardonic sense of humour, the Glasgow-based artist makes deceptively simple-looking drawings and, to a lesser extent, prints and woodcuts.
Complete with childlike stick figures and crudely scrawled texts, they speak to the paranoid fantasies and everyday pathos of adulthood.
In 2013, he was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize after his first major survey 'Brain Activity' at the Hayward Gallery, London and that same year he received the Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth commission, a large public-art project realized in 2016.
Today, his works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, among others.
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