In this film David Shrigley takes us on a tour and introduces us to the works in Lose Your Mind.

Quintessentially Shrigley

The British Council Touring Exhibition Lose Your Mind brings together a quintessentially ‘Shrigley-esque’ collection of the artist’s work.

Best known for his crudely composed and mordantly humorous drawings, David Shrigley is an acclaimed and highly popular British artist.

Shrigley’s distinctive style and wry sense of humour pervade all areas of his work, from his drawings, photography and painting to his sculpture, taxidermy, animation and spoken word projects.

Wall of drawings in black and white
©Installation of selected drawings. © David Shrigley. Courtesy of Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Photo by Marcos García
Frames which form the Headless Drummer
Headless Drummer process. Step 2: I animate the movement of the drummers arms and legs, as well as the drums themselves, frame-by-frame.
Shrigley's illustration showing the key position for the drummer's arms
Headless Drummer process. Step 1: At the beginning, David supplied these image files along with an mp4 of someone playing the drums, with a reference image of a drum kit layout (so I could understand which drum is which). David's illustration clearly shows the key positions for the drummer’s arms when he is hitting certain drums.

Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013, he has also written books, designed a mascot for Scottish football club, Partick Thistle, and was awarded the Fourth Plinth Commission, for which he is exhibiting a bronze sculpture of a giant ‘thumbs up’ in Trafalgar Square in London.

The exhibition was shown at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico until 28 February 2016. It then toured to other countries in Latin America, before heading to East Asia.

All images © David Shrigley. Courtesy of Instituto Cultural Cabañas. Photos by Marcos García

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