Fold out poster from David Shrigley exhibition at Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen
January 17th - March 15th 2003
Experiencing the world of David Shrigley, you're bound to confront the traumas of your adolescence, your deepest anxieties or feelings of a social misfit. The Shrigleyesque realm embraces both the melancholic, pathetic and disillusioned aspects of life and focuses on the absurdity of them. You could take the contents of his works literally and would probably get depressed or something which couldn't be further from the intention. David reverses the trivia, the boredom and the anxieties of everyday life to witty oddities that don't make sense in a rational way. We seldom experience these emotions and when they occur, we all do our best to repress them in order to maintain social propriety or merely to stay out of a mental institution. David's perception of life is not so unusual, sometimes it's just beneath the surface. Who hasn't felt the urge to simply put a post-it on the door, saying "Gone to hell" ?