David Shrigley

Untitled (Enter)

About this artwork

Shrigley converts what appear to be a series of casually doodled lines into a complex network of paths with one simple word accompanied by an arrow – ‘enter’. Behind the initial humour of Shrigley’s drawings like this one there often lies anxiety and uncertainty, giving his work a human quality to which many people can relate. Shrigley is best known for his caustic drawings like this one which make crude and humorous observations on everyday life. His work hovers between illustration and fine art and he is part of a long line of satirical cartoonists from Edward Lear and James Thurber to Spike Milligan and Gary Larson. His awkward, improvised drawings and musings resemble schoolboy doodles and often contain scribbles, mistakes and corrections.

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  • title:
    Untitled (Enter)
  • accession number:
    GMA 4236
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Ink on paper
  • date created:
    1997
  • measurements:
    21.00 x 15.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • copyright:
    © David Shrigley.

David Shrigley

David Shrigley