• David Shrigley

David Shrigley returns to his ubiquitous satirical combination of drawing and text with a new body of over 80 colourful acrylic on paper works and black on white ink on paper drawings, each containing insertions of dry humour that cut to the heart of human nature and everyday situations.

Shrigley’s practice is always underlined with an appreciation of the absurd and the overlooked. His darkly amusing work provides an antidote to everyday life. His skeptical project continues to make us wonder where the never-ending stream of propositions, dilemmas and situations come from to fuel his imagination. Acerbic, weirdly profound and at the same time universal, his work does not require explanation.

Drawing has been the mainstay of his practice and these new and colourful works have an immediacy and authenticity, an appearance of spontaneity which creates a direct relationship with the viewer. Displayed together in this way, the drawings form a fragmented dialogue with a lightness and ease that belies the incisiveness of Shrigley's propositions as he lays bare the ambiguities, contradictions and pathos of everyday life.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm

Two Rooms Gallery

  • 16 Putiki Street
  • Auckland 1021