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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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David Shrigley

b. 1968, United Kingdom

British artist David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. His quick-witted drawings, animations and texts feature deadpan humour and capture child-like views of the world. Shrigley also works in sculpture, installation, painting, photography and music. David Shrigley was born in 1968 in Macclesfield, England. He studied fine art at Glasgow School of Art from 1988 to 1991. His drawings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as Esquire (Japan), Donna (Italy), Arena (UK), The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France), Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) and The New York Times (US). He has also produced animated pop promos for Blur and Bonnie Prince Billy and has produced album artwork for artists such as Deerhoof and Malcolm Middleton. 
 
 

Featured Artworks

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Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Ink on paper
56.5 x 27.5 cm
Two Rooms
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, David Shrigley, Works on Paper at Two Rooms, Auckland
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1 February–2 March 2019 David Shrigley Works on Paper Two Rooms, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, David Shrigley, New Drawings at Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo
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2 November–22 December 2017 David Shrigley New Drawings Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, David Shrigley, Drawings at Two Rooms, Auckland
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29 October–28 November 2015 David Shrigley Drawings Two Rooms, Auckland

In Ocula Magazine

Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown Ocula Report Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown 2 Nov 2018 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

There is no official Shanghai Art Week, but the term has nevertheless entered the lexicon of the city's contemporary art community. It's especially apt this year, with the firmly established West Bund Art Fair (8–11 November 2018) and Art021 (9–11 November 2018) taking place the same week that the 12th Shanghai Biennale opens at the Power Station...

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Ocula Report: SP-Arte 2016 Ocula Report Ocula Report: SP-Arte 2016 26 Apr 2016 : Camila Belchior for Ocula

In amidst so much scandalous news coming out of Brazil about its deep rooted corruption, plummeting GDP, rocketing inflation and the recent Congressional vote for president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, there is good news from SP-Arte, the country’s international modern and contemporary art fair.Oscar Niemeyer’s Bienal...

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David Shrigley Ocula Conversation David Shrigley Artist, Scotland

The celebrated Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley has recently come to the end of a month-long international residency at Auckland’s Two Rooms gallery. The Turner Prize nominee is widely know for his simple, comic-style line drawings that explore the drolleries of everyday life. After working on an extensive survey show at the National...

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In Related Press

'Juxtapoz x Superflat', curated by Takashi Murakami, Juxtapoz and Toilet Paper Magazine at Vancouver Art Gallery Related Press 'Juxtapoz x Superflat', curated by Takashi Murakami, Juxtapoz and Toilet Paper Magazine at Vancouver Art Gallery Art Radar Journal : 12 January 2017

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s artistic practice is expansive – spilling into fashion, film and other commercial areas. The artist turned to curating in the early 2000s, producing several projects, including Superflat (an exhibition that toured Nagoya Parco Gallery, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center and Henry Art...

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'Design is about form and art is more about ideas' says David Shrigley Related Press 'Design is about form and art is more about ideas' says David Shrigley Dezeen : 30 September 2016

As his giant thumbs-up sculpture Really Good is unveiled in Trafalgar Square, David Shrigley explains how his work straddles art, graphics and cartoons.From a Scottish football mascot to a spoken-word album, the Turner Prize-nominee has refused to stick to any one creative discipline.His crude and distinctive hand drawings, which make funny...

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Date announced for David Shrigley's thumbs-up sculpture in Trafalgar Square Related Press Date announced for David Shrigley's thumbs-up sculpture in Trafalgar Square It's Nice That : 24 May 2016

David Shrigley’s Really Good sculpture will arrive on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth on 29 September 2016, the Mayor of London has announced. 

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In Related Video

David Shrigley: Advice to the Young Related Video & Audio David Shrigley: Advice to the Young Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art : 25 April 2016

“You’re on the right track if you’re excited about what you’re doing.” Artist David Shrigley, known for his humorous spin on common situations, here advises his young colleagues to be open to learning from mistakes and stresses that being an artist “isn’t for everybody.”David Shrigley was...

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