Marc Johns vs. David Shrigley (Part 2: David Shrigley).

11 Aug

David Shrigley thinks things ought to be simpler.

He describes his illustration technique as a process of reduction, breaking an idea down into its most pure – or perhaps most crude – form. For the viewer, it’s like dialing directly into Shrigley’s dark place.

Even in his text-based works, there is a tendency towards incomplete narratives. The bare bones of a structure, where so much is left unsaid.

What Shrigley’s illustrations have in common with Johns’ is their sense of truth – an effort to strip the world of many unnecessary layers and present it in a way that is humourous, cynical, and most of all, honest.


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