David Shrigley


David Shrigley (1968) is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. His flat compositions take on the inconsequential, the bizarre, and the disquieting elements of daily life. While drawing is at the centre of his practice, the artist also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music.


Shrigley’s extensive rage of artistic endeavours has brought him much attention since graduating from Glasgow School of Art (1991). In 2003 he directed the animation for the music video for Blur’s ‘”Good Song” and in 2004 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's "Agnes, Queen of Sorrow". Since 2005 he has contributed to The Guardians Weekend magazine every Saturday. Most notably, in 2013 he was nominated for the Turner Prize, following his major mid-career retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, London entitled ‘Brain Activity'. His most recent artistic exploration brought him into the realm of public art; In September 2016, Shrigley's large scale sculpture ‘Really Good' was unveiled in Trafalgar Square, for the Fourth Plinth Commission. 


Shrigley'sworks are included in prominent collections internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Pinakothek der Moderne, 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 The British Council, London.