His Exhibition of Giant Inflatable Swan-things will be an installation created exclusively for the museum gallery. Nothing is quite as it seems in Shrigley’s universe. The laws of physics are suspended and the everyday world is distorted, revealing a rare and mordant sense of humour.
Simple pen and ink drawings with handwritten slogans and puns and a visual idiom reminiscent of comic books and caricatures form the foundation of David Shrigley’s art. He also works in sculpture, large installations, animation, painting, photography and music. With conceptual obstinacy and a satirical undertone, Shrigley addresses themes that mirror everyday life and the ordinary elements of human behaviour, from shopping lists to snippets of overheard conversations. It is inexplicably, madly funny.
David Shrigley “Exhibition of Giant Inflatable Swan-things”
Date: September 27th, 2018 – March 31st, 2019
Open: 10:00 – 19:00 (Monday & Tuesday till 17:00, Sunday 12:00 – 17:00)
Address: Djurgårdsvägen 38-40, 115 21 Stockholm
Tel: +46 (0)8 1213 1300
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi