Juxtapoz // Friday, April 17, 2015
In his sixth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, British artist David Shrigley presents 78 drawings, two sculptures and one animation. The drawings, ink and acrylic on paper in two distinct sizes, depict a variety of situations involving humans, animals, parts of their bodies and other stuff. The sculptures are of two oversized objects, a subtractor (a calculator with limited function keys), and a working telephone that is hooked up to the gallery’s main phone line. The animation in the back gallery is a drawn and slightly altered version of the Sega arcade game, Out Run.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sometimes the best part about skate deck art is when an unexpected artist get the right graphic created. I wouldn't think of British artist David Shrigley to be one of the skate graphic types, but his fantastic "Politicians Make Me Sick" deck for our friends at Park Life in San Francisco works just right. Made in a limited quantity of 150, the deck is going for $125 on the Park Life site.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We like to say old friend David Shrigley, because when he showed in our backyard of YBCA in SF last year, we did a fantastic interview with the British artist. Last month, Shrigley was in Berlin to open Big Shoes at BQ. The artist is well known to the wider public for his cartoons, books and films and recently has been nominated for this year’s Turner Prize. In his fifth exhibition at BQ, he mainly presents sculptural objects, next to a new series of works on paper.
Street Art // Friday, May 10, 2013
Micheal Jackson’s former pet-chip, Bubbles, officially has his own monument in Munich, Germany thanks to artist David Shrigley.
Vault // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Great news for one of our favorite artists. David Shrigley, who we were super lucky to interview for our September 2012 issue this year while he was in San Francisco for his exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, was nominated for Britain's top art award for an artist under 50, the Turner Prize. The artist was nominated for his standout (we saw it, we agree) exhibition at Hayward Gallery in London. That show traveled to us in SF. Take some time to read our piece with Mr Shrigley from Sept 2012.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 11, 2013
David Shrigley has left a lasting impression on Juxtapoz over the past 12 months. First, a standout exhibition at Hayward Gallery in London that we loved, which luckily traveled to our backyard at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, then our interview with the British artist in our September 2012 issue, and of course his brilliant wall at Art Basel. Now, the artist just opened Signs at Anton Kern in NYC.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
Yesterday morning, Juxtapoz attended the press preview and brunch to honor the opening of the grand ol' fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, the reason why many fairs have grown around Miami during the first week of December. Housing some of the most established galleries in the world (Lisson, Gagosian, Marlborough to name a few), we tried to make our experience the same as we do each year. Just get lost in it all...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A busy summer it has been all around in the art world, but in our home base of the San Francisco Bay Area, we have had two significant museum retrospectives that have made their way into the September 2012 issue of Juxtapoz. First off, we celebrate our cover story, Daniel Clowes, and his fantastic exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes. Over the years, the iconic comic book artist has given us cult-followed works such as Ghost World, Eightball, Wilson, and numerous covers for The New Yorker.
Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This Friday, Glasgow-based David Shrigley's comprehensive survey exhibition "Brain Activity" travels across the Atlantic for the artist's first West Coast museum show at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Shrigley matches acerbic wit with existential commentary and dystopian themes. The exhibit runs from June 22 - September 23.
Illustration // Monday, February 06, 2012
David Shrigley is best known for his humorous drawings that make witty, wry and sometimes dark observations on everyday life. His deliberately crude graphic style has an immediate and accessible appeal, while simultaneously offering insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships. 'Brain Activity' is Shrigley’s first major survey exhibition in the UK and covers the full range of his work..