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Fully Coherent Plan


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David Shrigley was born in Macclesfield in 1968 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, at the MoMA in New York, and in Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and beyond. He has published over twenty books, and has animated a music video for Blur and produced another for Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. His work has also been profiled in a documentary for Channel 4. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013 and in 2016 his sculpture Really Good was installed on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth. In 2018, he will be Guest Director of the Brighton Festival. He lives and works in Brighton. @davidshrigley


Master of all things darkly comic . . . An excellent new book [Fully Coherent Plan] features 254 new illustrations, all drawn in his distinctive thick black pen on stark white paper, the naivety of the image offset by the scabrous, surreal or darkly comic text * * Observer * *
For all the uneasy peculiarity of the drawings, they often capture something fundamental about the human condition . . . His mordant humour has never felt more attuned to the age . . . His world is known to us now. But he continues to invert power structures, prick egos and salute the everyday magnificently -- Leaf Arbuthnot * * Times Literary Supplement * *
Concerned about the breakdown of society? Fear not: David Shrigley has a plan . . . Shrigley points politely towards the ridiculous and arbitrary nature of the societal strictures by which we all abide and from which he seems so blissfully free * * Esquire * *
One of the Turner Prize nominee's greatest abilities as an artist is to create resoundingly funny work while also offering wry political commentary, in a fashion that is so thoroughly bizarre that it never fails to surprise . . . Shrigley's world has something to offer everyone * * Elephant * *
David Shrigley is probably the funniest gallery-type artist who ever lived -- DAVE EGGERS
Shrigley's darkly funny illustrations reflect our surreal and disquieting times * * The Big Issue * *
One of the cleverest, funniest conceptual artists . . . Genius * * Guardian * *
PRAISE FOR DAVID SHRIGLEY: The best gift book, for a crazy person you really, really like * * New York Times * *
With a casual gesture Shrigley points to that hideous shape whose name I've never known - and then he names it. And the name is profoundly, embarrassingly familiar. I'm laughing while frantically searching for a pen, so desperate to capture the feeling he has unearthed in me -- MIRANDA JULY
On the kink of his line Shrigley can shift effortlessly from pathos to paranoia. And his work is funny - very funny; his timing devastatingly effective -- WILL SELF

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