This will be the second exhibition at YCA devoted to the oeuvre of British artist David Shrigley. In addition to his witty drawings, paintings, and sculptures, Shrigley has stepped far beyond the contemporary art world to expand his audience through a plethora of public art works, numerous books, satirical cartoon series in magazines, music videos, animations, and the sale of merchandise. This year’s UK honours list saw him receive an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to visual art.
Shrigley’s work is shot through with dark humor, and the pithy phrases he combines with his simple images are not only funny, but occasionally tinged with sadness too. The deadpan ennui that suffuses Shrigley’s work sets it apart from the kind of seriousness conventionally associated with art, yet at the same time, it could rightly be described as expanding the boundaries of art.
Shrigley’s unorthodox practice, which uses cynical humor to intervene in artistic systems and norms with ironic glee while simultaneously traversing the territories of pop culture and art, dislocates the world one piece at a time to bring change to our everyday. Don’t miss this opportunity to see for yourself the work of an artist armed with a veritable smorgasbord of approaches to stretching the concept of art.
In addition, NADiff a/p/a/r/t will present the latest goods following the first release of the goods exclusive in the Summer 2020. The POP UP STORE that gathers all the products by David Shrigley will be opening simultaneously. The shop will be packed with unique products by Shrigley.
David Shrigley “CLARITY: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT”
Date: November 28th, 2020 – January 30th, 2021
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sunday, Monday and December 27 to January 11.
Place: Yumiko Chiba Associates（viewing room shinjuku）
Address: #206 Park Grace Shinjuku Bldg., 4-32-6 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo