David Shrigley (b. 1968)
on Fabriano 5 Liscia wove paper
signed, dated and numbered in pencil
from the edition of 100
published by Dundee Contemporary Arts
Image: 410 x 305 mm., Sheet: 450 x 345 mm.
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David Shrigley’s edition expands upon the much recognised dialogue between the artist and his audience. Confronting the passer-by with a deadpan proclamation, he discloses an uncomfortably candid take on his working methods as an artist. Taking the appearance of a brief handwritten note from the artist to the viewer, each print bears a trail of the laborious and slightly awkward process with which the artist hand-cut each oversized letter from lino. At Dundee Contemporary Arts the artist also developed his own ‘hand cut’ font for a new series of large-scale monoprints produced at DCA Print Studio.
David Shrigley (born Macclessfield, England, 1968) graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1991. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Stephen Friedman Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2013), Galleri Nicola Wallner, Copenhagen, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Mumbai Art Rooms, Mumbai, and Hayward Gallery, London. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013 and has been selected for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square for 2016.
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