David Shrigley: Oil Painting - Art Collector

Courtesy: the artist and Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland

UK artist, David Shrigley’s new project – a series of sixteen paintings – is a different proposition from the economy and eloquence of his witty, darkly humourous hand-drawn drawings on paper. For Shrigley, the interesting aspect of his 2015 residency at Two Rooms gallery in Auckland, was the opportunity to take advantage of a substantial studio environment to paint directly onto stretched canvas for the first time since he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1991. “A painting a day”, he says, “ with the compositional possibilities of responding to different materials.” Exploiting the polarizing qualities of intense saturated colour and simplified form, the confidence and daring of Shrigley’s seductive, blazing surfaces are striking for their freshness and sense of raw visual energy.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Thursday 5 March 2015
Exhibition closes: 18 April 2015
Location: Two Rooms, 16 Putiki Street, Newton Auckland NZ

Contact: +64 9 360 5900
Email: info@tworooms.co.nz
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