David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and satirical treatment of commonplace human conundrums. Acerbic, weirdly profound, while at the same time universal, his quick-witted drawings and hand rendered texts are typically deadpan in delivery, yet stirring in their effect. Posing eccentric moral dilemmas with all the levity of a slapstick mood-swing, Shrigley manages to capture human qualities that are as slippery as they are particular, reflecting the mercurial nature of thought.
A limited-edition colour print produced specially for Two Rooms will be available for the duration of Auckland Art Fair 2019 David Shrigley was born in Macclesfield, UK in 1968. He lives and works in Brighton, England. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Laughterhouse’, Deste Foundation Project Space, Greece (2018); Life Model II’, Fabrica, Brighton, UK (2018); ‘Exhibition of Inflatable Swan Things’, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden (2018); Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA (2016); Selected recent group exhibitions include ‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2018); ‘BRIT ART’, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK 92018); ‘Sweats & Tears’, Saasfee Pavilion, Berlin, Germany (2018); Shrigley’s works are included in prominent collections internationally, including the Museum ofModern Art, New York; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Pinakothek derModerne, Munich, Germany; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Statens Museum for Kunst,Copenhagen; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Vienna; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Tate, London; and TheBritish Council, London. In September 2016, David Shrigley’s ‘Really Good’ was unveiled in Trafalgar Square, for the Fourth Plinth Commission.