David Shrigley: Brain Activity

David Shrigley: Brain Activity


Best-known for his wry and witty drawings, British artist David Shrigley's artistic practice extends well beyond drawing to include photography, sculpture, neon signs, animation, painting, printmaking, publishing and music.

In an unusually complete look at the artist's diverse creative approach, David Shrigley: Brain Activity showcases a body of conceptual work that is filled with sardonic caricatures, slapstick situations and black humour. With an immediate and accessible appeal to diverse audiences, Shrigley's work offers an insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships.

Published on the occasion of the artist's first major survey show in London's Hayward Gallery (1 February - 13 May 2012), this beautifully appointed volume features an interview by writer Dave Eggers, essays by Martin Herbert and Cliff Lauson, and an original piece of prose by the artist Jonathan Monk.

David Shrigley: Brain Activity also features a new 7-inch picture disc featuring exclusive recorded original spoken word material created specifically for the book and presented in exclusive screen-printed packaging.

188 pages
19.7 x 26.7 cm
ISBN: 9781853322976  
RRP £24.99

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Dave Eggers is a writer, author and the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco.

Martin Herbert is a writer and critic. He writes regularly for Artforum and Frieze, and is also European Editor of Modern Painters.

Cliff Lauson is Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London.

Jonathan Monk is an artist living in Berlin whose work includes a wide range of media spanning from installations to photography, film, sculpture and performance. His tongue-in-cheek methods often recall procedural approaches typical of 1960's Conceptualism, but without sharing their utopian ideals and notions of artistic genius.

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