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October 18, 2002
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Enter the peculiar world of Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley. (10 links)
posted by misteraitch (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
How very bizarre... I've clearly been away from Glasgow too long, because I'd never heard of him before.

Thanks for posting!
posted by pixeldiva at 4:53 AM on October 18, 2002


Loving it.
posted by Dick Paris at 5:04 AM on October 18, 2002


Great stuff. It gives me hope as an artist.
posted by Hall at 5:45 AM on October 18, 2002


Cute and whimsical with a whiff of Dada, but not particularly earth-shattering stuff. I thought that the lost pidgeon (sic) poster was the best bit.
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:20 AM on October 18, 2002


I liked some of it enough, but none of it so much that I'd ever want to look at it again or recommend it to anyone. It's good, but kind of ... uh ... unremarkable.
posted by Fabulon7 at 6:28 AM on October 18, 2002


Well, yes, it would give anyone hope as an artist, since there seems to be no craft to it and little rigorous thought:

My process of drawing is really just an elaborate form of doodling. I try and make it as spontaneous and intuitive as possible. I try and forget about the fact that I am making artwork. I just drink a cup of coffee and off I go.

But I guess the gallerists have to show something. Oh, here's another nice quote from the “artist”:

If you're going to schmooze, remember that people who write for art magazines are much more valuable to you than curators.

Prat.
posted by nicwolff at 7:01 AM on October 18, 2002


I love his quirky style and sense of humor, especially his advice to graduating students. Some of Shrigley's drawings and the pumpkin Barbie remind me of one of my favorite artists, Linda Paris, who by day does art direction at CNN, but at night time she's just gothic trailer trash.
posted by oh posey at 7:31 AM on October 18, 2002


Sigh....yet another artist having major troubles with apostrophes.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:45 AM on October 18, 2002


Very un-even works. The B&W prints seem childish/stoned (or both). The pumpkin Barbie would be interesting if it was combined with this piece.
posted by DBAPaul at 8:33 AM on October 18, 2002


nicwolff - Well, yes, it would give anyone hope as an artist, since there seems to be no craft to it and little rigorous thought.

You're just jealous because you've spent the last three years fashioning a Last Supper scene out of sequins and pasta and your local newspaper won't herald you as a genius.
posted by oissubke at 10:14 AM on October 18, 2002


"This artist takes on everything: memory and forgetting, love and hate, murder and preservation, god and godlessness." Will Self, 1998

(from the first link). I'm not surprised at all that Will Self likes this stuff.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:25 AM on October 18, 2002


These pictures suck; I could draw pictures much better. In fact, I can spell, do math and run faster than David Shrigley.
posted by spotmeter at 10:42 AM on October 18, 2002


curse you, spotmeter!
posted by soyjoy at 12:40 PM on October 18, 2002


Concept art gets really boring after the 12,345,356,764,401,284,500,251th piece you've seen.
posted by HTuttle at 12:54 PM on October 18, 2002


shouldn't that be 12,345,356,764,401,284,500,251st?
posted by davidgentle at 9:34 PM on October 21, 2002


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