The ever hilarious, witty David Shrigley launches a series of works for swanky London restaurant Sketch

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Aside from the sci-fi toilets and delish food, one of the number one highlights of going to London club and dining spot Sketch (“one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world”, they say) is the vast array of works by David Shrigley that adorn the walls of the site’s Gallery space.

A new series of pieces will replace his 239 black and white drawings, launched in The Gallery in 2014, with 91 colourful new works. These will hang on the proudly pink walls of the space created by architect and designer India Mahdavi, who has remodelled the area, saying: “For me, pink is more than a colour, it’s a mood- pink has become my flag - a way to express strength and fragility in one colour and in one space- both have become iconic.”

Against a backdrop of frantic Instagramming and “millennial” pink, Shrigley has created, once again, work that’s both hilarious and somehow bleak. His brand of humour is bone dry and satirical, forming farcical takes on the everyday and imbuing the banalest settings with a hint of the surreal.

“Following the fantastic reception The Gallery has received over the past three years, I’m really excited to continue the collaboration with sketch and India Mahdavi with a series of new colourful works,” says Shirley. “With dreary news often filling our headlines, I hope that diners will enjoy my take on the banality of everyday life.”


Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Copyright: David Shrigley. Courtesy of David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.