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David Shrigley

Heroin And Cocaine Shakers

Artwork size: 6 x 10 cm
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‘Heroin And Cocaine Shakers’ are a set of salt and pepper shakers by contemporary artist David Shrigley.

Acclaimed British artist David Shrigley is known for his small-scale sketches, usually rendered in simple, black ink, which play with our expectations of figurative skill and expertise. Suffused with deadpan humour, Shrigley’s naive images are usually accompanied by small sections of wry text, which intensify the offbeat naivety of his unique aesthetic.

‘Heroin And Cocaine Shakers’ takes the form of simple salt and pepper shakers. Yet, in true Shrigley style, nothing is quite what it seems: the clean lines of the plain ceramic blocks have been gently distorted, while each shaker has been printed with a single word: ‘Cocaine’ on one, and ‘Heroin’ on the other, in childlike scrawl. Imaginative and unconventional, ’Heroin And Cocaine Shakers’ perfectly captures the idiosyncratic playfulness of Shrigley’s signature style.

About The Artist - David Shrigley

David Shrigley (born in 1968 in Macclesfield, England) is an artist living and working in Glasgow. He studied at Leicester Polytechnic and the Glasgow School of Art. He is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. Shrigley also creates large-scale installations and sculptures that are derived from these works, as well as books, videos, photography, and other media. In 2013, Shrigley was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 2014, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Leicester’s De Montfort University. In 2016, his “Thumbs Up” sculpture is set to be installed in Leicester Square, London.

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