David Shrigley

David Shrigley lives and works in Brighton, UK and is famous for his humorous drawings and hand-written text works. David Shrigely prints are highly-sought after, due to their transformation of simple everyday encounters into comedic and often satirical commentary that is both relatable and funny.

David Shrigley lives and works in Brighton, UK and is famous for his humorous drawings and hand-written text works. David Shrigely prints are highly-sought after, due to their transformation of simple everyday encounters into comedic and often satirical commentary that is both relatable and funny.

Shrigley’s art practice started young, at the age of 11. He was introduced to album covers and quickly developed a love of album design, becoming determined to create the record covers for Adam and the Ants. Shrigley studied Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art, where his studio was often broken into and vandalised. Shrigley found this anti-fine art attitude funny, and it contributed to his well-known anecdotal style. When Shrigley finished his studies, he was encouraged by his friends to create and publish books containing his drawings. The simplicity of his works means that they appeal to a wide audience and that anyone, art expert or not, can enjoy them. From selling books at £3.50 to the customers in his local pub, Shrigley now has exhibited globally, with solo shows across Europe, the United States of America, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. His group exhibitions are similarly geographically diverse, with shows in the United Kingdom, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the United States of America. As a prolific artist, Shrigley has been nominated for the 2013 Turner Prize and awarded an honorary doctorate by De Montford University in Leicester, UK. In addition, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to visual arts.

 

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Deck of 54 Cards by David Shrigley
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I've Never Seen You by David Shrigley
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Witness My Joy by David Shrigley
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I Cannot Live Without You by David Shrigley
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Extract The Juice From Everything by David Shrigley
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Old Cat by David Shrigley
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The Plant Loves Me by David Shrigley
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The Dam Will Not Build Itself by David Shrigley
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The World by David Shrigley
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The Memory Is The First Thing To Go by David Shrigley
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32 Tooths by David Shrigley
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The Moon Makes Us Crazy by David Shrigley
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Human Behaviour by David Shrigley
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Time to Choose by David Shrigley
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I Destroyed the Tennis Ball (NGV print) by David Shrigley
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Everything Is Good by David Shrigley
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Preen Yourself by David Shrigley
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David Shrigley Facts

We love how Shrigley’s compositions make us think of childhood doodles and that he makes his peculiar musings public.

Shrigley has directed music videos, co-directed an animated film, and released a spoken word album called Shrigley Forced to Speak With Others.

In 1995 Shrigley had his first Frieze cover.

From 2016-2018, Shrigley’s sculpture 'Really Good' was displayed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

In 2020, Shrigley released his ‘Lockdown Drawings’, 340 works of art that were inspired by the UK’s Spring coronavirus lockdown.

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10 Facts you Didn't Know About David Shrigley

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10 FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT DAVID SHRIGLEY David Shrigley is renowned for his witty text and cartoon-like drawings and prints, but what about the man behind these eccentric artworks? Here are 10 facts you might not know about the intriguing artist… 1. David Shrigley’s affinity for art started at the young age of 11. After being introduced to album covers, Shrigley quickly developed a love of album design, and was determined to create the record covers for Adam and the Ants. David Shrigley, I'm Special, 2017 2. This childhood obsession grew into a love of art, and Shrigley went ...

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