GORDON SHRIGLEY

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Gordon Shrigley uses drawing, text, video and performance as a way to approach engagements with the narrative of making. At the core of his practice he creates drawings as a way of exploring how visual language constructs and maintains our sense of the everyday, creating works that consist of simple repetitive gestures over time. Using media including chalk, ink and pencil he produces subtle drawings and arrangements that mediate between the graphic and the painterly, the tally mark and the technical drawing. This fascination with the graphic line also extends to text pieces that collapse the division between drawing and writing, by constructing works that reflect on their own existence, as mere line.

As an additional component of his practice Shrigley curates and publishes film, video and other works as an artist multiple project under the names Filmarmalade and Marmalade Publishers of Visual Theory. Through Filmarmalade he also makes video collaborations with the artists, under the guise of the artist interview featurette, to explore of the creative narratives of others.

Gordon Shrigley [b.1964, Wiltshire, UK] studied at Bournville College of Art, Birmingham; the University of Westminster and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. He has exhibited in the UK and abroad including the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; the Centre for Contemporary Art, Sacramento; the Musée dʼart Moderne, Saint-Etienne and the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. He was selected for an artist’s residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart in 1998 and at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath in 2000. His work can be found in the Staatsgalerie Drawing and Print Collection, Stuttgart; Academy Schloss Solitude Archive Collection, Stuttgart; Musée dʼart Moderne, Saint-Etienne and the Ludwigsburg State Archives, Germany.

In 2015 Shrigley founded the political party Campaign, Project for an Unidentified Political Object and ran in the General Election as a prospective MP in the constituency of Hackney South and Shoreditch, London. http://gordon-shrigley.com/campaign/

 

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Crepidoma, 2014
Chalk on painted board
110 x 84 cm
Unique


Suspensura, 2014
Chalk on painted board
110 x 84 cm
Unique

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A Dream Never Realized, 2015
Campaign poster
Digital file
63 x 44.5 H cm
Edition of 5

Via Dante
Jan. 1938 Via Dante, 2014
Giclée print
99 x 135 H cm
Edition of 5

Marker Drawing. Permanent marker and graphite on paper, 47 x 50 cm, 2012
Marker Drawing 5/5, 2012
Permanent marker and graphite on paper
470 x 500 cm
Unique

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I’m From Your Imagination, 2015
Campaign poster
Digital file
63 x 44.5 H cm
Edition of 5


The Königsberg Section, 2011
Found sepia photograph issued by the Deutsche Reichsbahn, circa 1936, with type written text attached to rear face
16.5 x 21.5 cm
Unique

Operation Hurricane
Operation Hurricane, Montebello Islands, 2011
Found object, black and white photograph circa 1952
11.8 x 15.8 cm
Unique

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