02. Artists

David Shrigley

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b. 1968 in Macclesfield (United Kingdom); lives and works in Glasgow (United Kingdom)

David Shrigley has developed a cult following for his stripped back, darkly humourous and deliberately crude drawings that explore existential dramas, human dysfunction and anxiety.

David Shrigley recently showed his work at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), at the Hayward Gallery (London) and at the Bergen Kunsthall.

© Craig Gibson


Works


La vie moderne

Start/Finish,

Like some lifetime project tinged with scepticism, David Shrigley’s art is a never-ending flow of curious propositions and strange moral dilemmas. Start/Finish, the animated film which he is showing here, is a slightly adapted version of a Sega arcade game from the 1980s called Out Run. But, instead of driving a comfortable car in a game booth, spectator is dragged onto a road, on which characters loom out of nowhere calling for help. Without ever stopping or reducing speed, the film runs on, leaving the distressed figures by the wayside. The artist explains: “Maybe it’s a revision of the tale of The Good Samaritan”, a parable about a traveller, attacked and left for dead by bandits, that nobody, apart from the Samaritan, stopped to help.

Courtesy de l'artiste et Anton Kern Gallery, New York ; BQ Gallery, Berlin ; Stephen Friedman, Londres et Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhague

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

Getting there



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David Shrigley 3 photos
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David Shrigley
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La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

David Shrigley
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La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

David Shrigley
Start/Finish -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)