David Shrigley: Brain Activity

Nadine Monem
Hayward Publishing

British artist David Shrigley’s work is full of humour and this book captures his dark wit perfectly. Filled with a generous selection of works across a variety of disciplines, David Shrigley: Brain Activity highlights the artist’s astounding ability to cross boundaries.

This is a comprehensive survey of Shrigley’s diverse body of work that explores the artist’s unique position as cartoonist-cum-fine artist. Sitting uncomfortably between the forms, Shrigley offers a wry perspective on both, and the book gives an insight into his incredible, creative mind. Featuring essays by Martin Herbert and Cliff Lauson and a hilarious interview with American writer, Dave Eggers, it’s an entertaining and well-curated volume with a wealth of material to explore.

The publication is accompanied by a seven inch picture disc with original recordings from David Shrigley and a new illustration, and is presented in a screen-printed casebinding. A delightful addition to any coffee table, David Shrigley: Brain Activity will enhance your day.

Bryony Byrne