David Shrigley: Mainly Multiples, Some Paintings & Other Stuff Too
18 Nov 2022 – 27 Jan 2023
- Private View
We are excited to bring together a solo exhibition of over 30 works by Shrigley, including a series of limited-edition prints, colour and monochrome originals, ceramics and lithographic prints.
About the show
A dry sense of humour, bright colours, whimsical characters and ironic captions – who could it be but leading printmaker David Shrigley? The British artist is beloved for his intuitive sense of style, a recognisable balance of loosely drawn animals, figures and objects with witty captions that always evoke a laugh.
This November, we will present a solo exhibition of over 30 works by Shrigley, including a series of limited-edition prints, colour and monochrome originals, ceramics and lithographic prints. Having dealt in his work for nearly a decade, we are excited to bring together this entire collection for the first time ever and host an exhibition of an artist who is very dear to Hang-Up. We want to celebrate Shrigley’s rich and playful style, which often borders on the absurd, as he comments on modern society in his own unique and distinctly unfiltered style.
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Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013, Glasgow School of Art alumnus Shrigley also created an elongated thumbs-up for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square in 2016 – in the (possibly satirical) hope of "making the world a better place". His playful drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures are imbued with a deadpan humour that encapsulates the bizarre nuances of modern life. Shrigley never corrects his work, and the resulting scratches and crossings out only add to its appeal.
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