Dundee Contemporary Arts

DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts | 152 Nethergate
GB-DD1 4DY Dundee

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A chronicler of modern life, David Shrigley sees the absurd in the everyday, capturing and rendering it in a variety of different media. His simple and direct images, objects and stories, grapple with the burdens of humanity addressing fears, phobias, love and cruelty with and acerbic wit. They are expressions of beguiling honesty which display strange and often disturbing thoughts. Accessible, awkward and highly intuitive, his drawings are almost childlike in their execution yet display the inner workings of an often crazy world.

One of the most well known artists of his generation,Shrigley has established a huge following due to hisprolific working methods. His diverse practice hasled him to publish numerous artists’ books, producea pop promo for Indie band ‘Blur’ and become a regular contributor to the Weekend Guardian. In this, his first solo exhibition in Scotland for over ten years,a selection of drawings, sculptures, photographs and short animations have been brought together which offer an opportunity to explore Shrigley’s uniquely funny, strange and sinister world.

Born in Macclesfield (1968) David Shrigley studied Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art. He continues to live and work in Glasgow. Since graduating in 1991 he has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus, Zurich (2003) and Camden Arts Center, London (2002). He is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Yvon Lambert, Paris, Anton Kern Gallery, New York and BQ, Cologne

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David Shrigley