Bywater Bros. Editions

David Shrigley

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April 2006
64 pages, softcover
6.5 x 4.5 inches / 16.5 x 12.5 cm
colour cover, B&W inner pages

ISBN 0-9780789-0-X

This compact paperback offers an insight into David Shrigley’s inner world through text and illustrations that range from the absurdly comic to the pathetic and tragic. Shrigley was born in Macclesfield and studied at Glasgow School of Art. His drawings, photographs and sculptures often represent mundane situations, while the addition of hand-written and badly spelt texts alter the perspective and confer a tone ranging from the perverse to the surreal. As Shrigley says of his work: “I do what I do in the way that I do it because it’s a process of reduction. I’m just trying not to do certain things, rather than being faux-naive. I’m just not interested in rendering spatial relationships. I’m drawing in the most immediate, simple way that I can in order to communicate the things I want to communicate.”