Shrigley’s daily tirade of satirical vignettes takes the British tradition of satire into three and four dimensions. In his drawings and animations protagonists express their dark impulses and are subject to the violence and irrationality of life, while his sculptures are often jokes in 3D form, reflecting the absurdity of contemporary society.
Shrigley’s work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen; Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow; Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Miami Basel, USA (2013); Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2013, he was nominated for the Turner Prize for his solo show David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery in London.
David Shrigley (b.1968) lives and works in Glasgow, UK.