This week: After an inappropriately long and silly intro Duncan talks to artist and hilarious person David Shrigley.
David Shrigley was born in 1968, in Macclesfield, England. He studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art from 1988 to 1991. His work encompasses drawing, sculpture, photography, animation and music. Recent exhibitions include Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen; BQ, Cologne; Anton Kern Gallery New York; Carnegie International, Pittsburgh; Bergen Konsthall, Norway. His drawings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such asÂ EsquireÂ (Japan),Â DonnaÂ (Italy),Â ArenaÂ (UK),Â The GaurdianÂ (UK),Â Le MondeÂ (France)Â Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), New York TimesÂ (US). He has produced animated pop promos for Blur and Bonnie Prince Billy and has produced album artwork for artists such as Deerhoof and Malcolm Middleton. In 2006 he produced a spoken word albumÂ Shrigley Forced To Speak With OthersÂ and in 2007 released a compilation albumÂ Worried NoodlesÂ featuring 39 artists invited to create songs based on his lyrics originally published in a book of the same name. The project included contributions from David Byrne and Franz Ferdinand amongst others. Shrigley is the author of numerous books of drawings details of which can be found atÂ redstonepress.co.uk, He now lives and works in Glasgow and is represented by the Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. More information can be found atÂ davidshrigley.com
Go buy his book, now!