April 10, 2015
Shrigley is a British visual artist who works out of Glagow, Wales. He has made a name for himself in various forms of media, but is know most predominantly for his humorous cartoons. His immense talent for this particular art form is currently on display at Melbourne's NGV. The exhibition "Life and Life Drawings", is his first major survey in Australia.
Upon visit to the exhibition, viewers quickly become witness to what has given Shrigley such a cult following in the field. His darkly humorous and deliberately crude drawings tend to strike a cord with the majority, as they touch upon many of the dramas people experience in day to day life.
The exhibition doesn't solely involve drawings, but also paintings, sculpture, animated videos and artist books.