David Shrigley is an artist who works with various media: animation, drawing, sculpture, photography. He is known for his cartoons released in softcover books and animations. At the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, David Shrigley presents monotypes, prints made in a single copy. Unlike his black-and-white drawings with their comic strip aesthetic, the monotypes on display at the Museum Ludwig are very colorful, but they show the same bizarre and morbid humor. VernissageTV attended the press preview and the film screening / opening of the exhibition. This video mainly documents the press preview. To view his animations we recommend David Shrigley’s website and YouTube.
David Shrigley (born 1968) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1988-1991. Fans of the alternative rock band Blur might know that he directed the video for Blur’s “Good Song”.
David Shrigley: Monotypien. Museum Ludwig, August 15, 2008. The exhibitoin runs until November 9, 2008.
PS: The exhibition will be accompanied by the third volume of the Grafische Sammlung / Museum Ludwig series, and by a poster that may be purchased from the museum bookshop.
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