Brighton Festival 2018 Guest Director David Shrigley brings his large-scale installation Life Model II alongside a selection of his animated films to Fabrica during April and May 2018.
Life Model II upends our preconceptions about the traditional 'life drawing' class by replacing the live model with a sculptural one. Visitors are invited to sit, observe, and draw the model using easels and materials provided. The finished drawings are then pinned to the surrounding gallery walls, becoming part of the exhibition.
Best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that satirically comment on everyday subjects and human interactions, David Shrigley’s hand-rendered drawings are quick-witted and typically deadpan in their humour and present chance utterings as if snippets of over-heard conversations. David Shrigley’s animations are a natural extension of his drawings, bringing to life his thought process and the narrative potential of his drawings.
Widely admired by the art world and public alike, David Shrigley works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, illustration, photography and collaborative music projects.
Currently on display in Trafalgar Square is Really Good, the 11th commission in the GLA’s Fourth Plinth project, comprising a 7 metre-high elongated bronze sculpture of a thumbs-up.
In 2013 David Shrigley was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize for his solo show David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery (2013)
About The Artist
David Shrigley (British, b.1968) is a celebrated Contemporary artist working in a distinctive drawing style, combining handwritten humorous text with child-like imagery of animals, people, aliens, and everyday still lives. In addition to his drawing practice, Shrigley also creates large-scale installations and sculptures that are derived from these works, as well as books, videos, photography, and other media. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including solo exhibitions at Anton Kern Gallery in New York, the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Yvon Lambert in Paris, and the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, among many others.
Born in Macclesfield in the United Kingdom, Shrigley received his BFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 1991. He is the recipient of several honors, and was notably nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013. He chosen to create a new public sculpture for Trafalgar Square’s “Fourth Plinth” in London for 2016. His work can be found in the public collections of major institutions around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, and the Tate in London.
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