One of the highlights of OFFSET 2009 was the ever entertaining Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley.
Although he works in various media, he is best known for his mordantly humorous cartoons released in softcover books or postcard packs. Like the poet Ivor Cutler, Shrigley finds humour in flat depictions of the inconsequential, the unavailing and the bizarre - although he is far fonder of violent or otherwise disquieting subject matter. Shrigley's work has two of the characteristics often encountered in outsider art - an odd viewpoint, and (in some of his work) a deliberately limited technique. His freehand line is often weak, which jars with his frequent use of a ruler; his forms are often very crude; and annotations in his drawings are poorly executed and frequently contain crossings-out.
Shrigley is a lifelong supporter of Nottingham Forest FC.
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