David Shrigley

Art, Painting Free
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
 (Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery)
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Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern GalleryInstallation view, David Shrigley, 2015
 (Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery)
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Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern GalleryInstallation view, David Shrigley, 2015
 (Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery)
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Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern GalleryInstallation view, David Shrigley, 2015
 (Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery)
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Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern GalleryInstallation view, David Shrigley, 2015
 (Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery)
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Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern GalleryInstallation view, David Shrigley, 2015
 (Mark Woods)
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Mark WoodsDavid Shrigley, Subtractor, 2013
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Mark WoodsDavid Shrigley, Untitled (Eat the bugs), 2015
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Mark WoodsDavid Shrigley, Untitled (Opening hours), 2015
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Mark WoodsDavid Shrigley, Untitled (It will fade), 2015
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Mark WoodsDavid Shrigley, Untitled (It will fade), 2015

Making sense seem like nonsense is one way to describe David Shrigley’s faux-naif work, which combines sweet childlike rendering with a sour, sardonic tone.

Here the space is salon hung with paintings, such as a crude, store-hours sign marked closed for each day. In a POV video resembling an arcade game, a driver hurtles heedlessly past wretched souls along the highway, crying for help.

In Shrigley’s world, whimsy becomes torment, and black humor settles on innocence like coal dust on snow.—Howard Halle

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