This is not the first chance I have been given to 'get into' Shrigley's work, a friend's band Munch Munch (check an interview I did with them about their album artwork) worked on a track for Shrigley's album Worried Noodles in which bands such as Hot Chip, YACHT and Liars created music to the illustrations and/or writings by Shrigley. Munch Munch were given an illustration titled 'Squirrel' which illustrated, well a squirrel. Listen to it here. Buy the album here and I've also seen it at the Design Museum.
Naturally there's also a lot of press around the show at the Hayward, Brain Activity and I just can't wait to get down there. It features his comical illustrations (of course), paintings and sculptures which are pretty much3D versions of his drawings. Check out the video below by the Southbank Centre and the Guardian which visits David Shrigley in his Glasgow Studio and sees him showing the curator of the show Dr Cliff Lauson (who seems like a fun guy) some chains which are swiftly renamed "Curatorial Bling". Brilliant.
David Shrigley: Brain Activity runs until May 13 at the Southbank Centre Hayward Gallery. Book tickets.