Author: Imogen Aldridge

Art to make you laugh: Our 5 favourite funny artists

We all need cheering up sometimes, and what better way to do this with a light-hearted work of art? Filling your walls with catchy phrases, witty prints and bright colours is the ideal pick-me-up for those days you’re feeling particularly sorry for yourself. So, how can you use humour to bring your home to life? Take a look at some of our favourite witty artists and see if they would be the perfect funny fit for your home.

 

Film Idea: Clip Clop by Babak Ganjei

Babak Ganjei

Babak Ganjei is the master of the witty typography print. His humorous inner-musings are the perfect mix of eccentricity and relatability. The perfect conversation starter to hang on your walls, Babak’s humorous inner-musings are an enthusiastic mix of eccentricity and relatability. His witty inner musings are weird and wonderful, appealing to our playful nature. Inspired by the music and comedy of the 1990s, Babak is a prolific artist whose artwork is energetic, unpredictable and darkly funny. You don’t have to relate to Babak’s artwork to find it funny, but you do have to embrace the absurdity of it all. Take a look at his collection here.

Gibberish (Red) by AAWatson

AAWatson

What could be better than cheeky British phrases and classical portraits combined into one? In theory, AAWatson’s formula seems a bit eccentric. Using found imagery from classical portraits, AAWatson combines this with his quintessentially British phrases like ‘Gibberish’ and ‘codswallop’ to create fun artworks that are full of character and personality. In an interview with Art Republic, when asked if humour was an important element of his work, AAWatson said: “I think it is. Certainly, I like to see humans interacting with my work in a humorous way. I like to see the human in my works and I don't take it too seriously.” AAWatson’s funny prints are a breath of fresh air - take a look at the artist's full collection here.

 

Wireless - A3 by Haus of Lucy

Haus of Lucy

Looking for art to make your guests smile? Haus of Lucy is your answer. A unique mixture of Eighteenth century painting and contemporary references, Lucy has us thinking: is the lady in the portrait actually wearing Beats headphones? The unexpected and downright sneaky ways that these unexpected contemporary additions are added to Lucy’s prints are extremely humorous. We love the refreshingly comic disruption of the ordinary, juxtaposing the past and the present in a newfound and unique way. From Amazon vans in little villages to Primark bags being hauled around by Eighteenth century women, Haus of Lucy embraces the absurd, and has lots of fun whilst she does. Explore Lucy’s artworks here.

 

Future Penguin by Colour Black

Colour Black

Colour Black’s interactive artworks create a conversation between artwork and viewer - albeit a silly one. Playing with vibrant colours, witty messaging and inventive references, Colour Black creates art that is engaging and playful. Reminiscent of doodles in school text books and in the margins of diaries, Colour Black’s collection of prints feels relatable yet thought provoking. Tackling themes of climate change especially, Colour Black seamlessly merges comedy with hard-hitting subjects. These artworks prove that serious topics can be discussed in an un-serious way, and the message is just as successful. Discover Colour Black’s artworks here.

 

Humpek Mini Balloon Dog by Whatshisname

Whatshisname

It’s hard to find a cheekier artist than Whatshisname. Playful, light-hearted and sometimes a bit naughty, Whatshisname’s art is a surefire way to add humour to your home. Whatshisname’s satirical designs are a funny take on popular culture, particularly the work of American artist Jeff Koons. The artist's name alone stirs intrigue, and their body of work is intended to challenge the viewer and push the boundaries of what we consider to be “art”. Whatshisname’s bold designs and playful cast of characters are out of the ordinary, and intrigue the ordinance with their subtle yet witty changes. From his parodic sculptures to public projects, every Whatshisname artwork is a visually powerful pop culture statement that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Check out his collection of artworks here.

Need more funny artworks? ​​If you love to laugh and want to brighten your space with a bit of playfulness, our Humour Edit contains a wide range of witty and engaging artworks. 

humorous artworks

It Takes Allsorts

42 x 60cm

£100

42 x 60cm

£75

29.7 x 42cm

Prime Location Art Print by Haus of Lucy, formerly Lucy Bryant
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Prime Location

42 x 29.7cm

£135

42 x 29.7cm

Saucy II

42 x 60cm

£100

42 x 60cm

£95

42 x 59.4cm

FOREVER OR NOT AT ALL

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

1-2-3 POP

42 x 60cm

£100

42 x 60cm

F**k Off

65 x 65 cm

£150

65 x 65 cm

Sweet Cigarettes

42 x 60cm

£100

42 x 60cm

Allegory of Spring

50 x 55cm

£100

50 x 55cm

HOPE THAT KILLS YOU

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Jelly Baby, 2020

42 x 60cm

£100

42 x 60cm

Not My First Rodeo (11th Edition) Art Print by Babak Ganjei
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£135

50 x 70cm

PISS OFF PLEASE

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Pinky's Revenge

35.56 x 27.94 cm

£95

35.56 x 27.94 cm

£85

40 x 40cm

Laughing Matters

29 x 39 cm

£70

29 x 39 cm

Everything Happens… Again Art Print by Antony 'H' Haylock
Exclusive

£195

49 x 65cm

Fox £195

Frisky - Blue by Fox

100 x 70 cm

£195

100 x 70 cm

£100

42 x 60cm

Grate Britain Art Print by Antony 'H' Haylock
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Grate Britain

47.5 x 65cm

£195

47.5 x 65cm

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