By David Shrigley
David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. His quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and reveal chance utterings like snippets of over-heard conversations.
Shrigley’s practice is rich and varied, always underlined with an appreciation of the absurd, the overlooked and the necessity of humour. His subtle, darkly amusing work provides an antidote to everyday life. His playful absurdity draws on references that we can all share and is amplified in this instance with colour and minimal text. Like all of his work, its strength lies in its deceptive simplicity and the power of engaging the viewer with laughter. Acerbic, weirdly profound and at the same time universal; his work does not require explanation. We are left to our own interpretations; it is whatever we take it to be.
Curated by Kim Spencer-Nairn