David Shrigley: Brain Activity

David Shrigley makes everyone laugh, point and talk about his work all the time! I never visited an exhibition that touched and created joy in everyone, with all types of backgrounds, from kids to art critics.

There was this part of the exhibition that you could see a lot of very small sculptures of these characters that he created and then, right before them you could read: “Do not trespass or alarm will be activated”. Of course, some of the visitors trespassed – and the alarm rang!

On the side, some visitors were getting stuck, not finding the next room. The wall had a hole and everyone was supposed to be passing there.

I found this trailer below made by the southbank centre with an interview with David Shrigley:

And the pictures I found here and here (they didn’t allow me to take pictures).

Visiting the exhibition of one my favorite artists right in between two trips? It wasn’t luck, I think this time was fate! 😀 I happened to bump into a wall covered with his drawings on the day I went to see Cindy Sherman’s exhibition two months ago!


Deborah is known in Brazil as Tartaruga Feliz (Happy Turtle). She’s a self-taught illustrator and animator who is born in Brazil. She travels the world while working, and attributes it to the best experience she has had in her life so far. You can see more of her work on her website, and she just launched a new website, Garatujas Fantásticas with 3 of her friends that has exclusive content for kids in Brazil!

4 Replies to “David Shrigley: Brain Activity”

  1. Aijung says:

    loved that video! i remember seeing david shrigley’s work several years ago in an art agenda planner from the MoMA, and it intrigued me. i think it’s rare to find an artist who is funny, but not in an overly-cynical way. his work is humorous and playful, but not pretentious. thanks for the post!

  2. Hi Aijung, I’m glad you liked the post! 🙂
    That’s exactly what I find mostly attractive with his work, is the combination of elements that you don’t see on other artists… He found an excellent balance, right? 🙂

  3. Divya says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Shirgley!I’m absolutely in love with him!His work is sooooo funny1

  4. Hey Divya, I’m so glad I got the chance to introduce him to you!
    I remember the first time I saw his drawings, it took me some time to fully understand, and I almost ate all his website haahahha enjoy!! 😀

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