August 13, 2014
British artist David Shrigley has re-imagined the eclectic London restaurant, Sketch, with primarily pink interiors and his own personal drawings, which line the surrounding walls. The illustrations thematically consider motifs of life, death and beyond, which offer points of departure for diners to muse on. The exhibition continues onto the restaurant tables with bespoke ceramic tableware featuring Shrigley’s trademark sarcastic drawings and texts, making the meal itself a site-specific sculptural work.
Shrigley humorously says of the ceramic-ware, ‘it will be the first artwork that i have made that can go in the dishwasher. It will be very clean artwork. Clean artwork is good artwork, in my opinion.’
The gallery at Sketch has been refurbished by Paris based architect and designer India Mahdavi, who has created a backdrop for Shrigley’s artwork. A monochromatic pink canvasses the walls and velvet-covered furniture surrounds the tabletops. The classic design creates a deliberately playful contrast with the witty art works.
Submitted by Crystal