David Shrigley’s drawings, paintings, animations, and neon texts embrace cartoon aesthetics and an absurd, deadpan sensibility. The artist delights in satirizing everyday human interactions, filtering the mundane through a sense of childlike wonder and an unguarded sense of humor. Shrigley attended the Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen. His works belong in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate and the Arts Council Collection.
In 2005 he designed a London Underground leaflet cover. Since 2005, he has contributed a cartoon for The Guardian‘s Weekend magazine every Saturday. Shrigley’s sculpture Really Good was installed on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth plinth in September 2016 until March 2018. The bronze cast of a fist with an out-of-proportion thumbs-up was the winning commission for the Fourth Plinth Project, which has been inviting artists since 1999 to make a proposal for the empty plinth.
Shrigley has also worked in sculpture, photography, and printmaking, and has produced music.