Shrigley appointed as guest director for Bright Festival

Shrigley Appointed As Guest Director For Bright Festival

Brighton Festival has announced in which the 2018 guest director is actually the Brighton-based visual artist David Shrigley.

Shrigley Appointed As Guest Director For Bright Festival

Best known for his distinctive drawing style in addition to works in which make satirical comments on the absurdity of 21st-century society, Shrigley’s darkly humorous compositions reflect the inconsequential, the bizarre, in addition to the disquieting elements of daily life.

Shrigley Appointed As Guest Director For Bright Festival

While drawing is actually at the centre of his practice, his work spans an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography in addition to music.

Shrigley Appointed As Guest Director For Bright Festival

Widely admired by the art world in addition to public alike, Shrigley was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013 for his solo show David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery.

Shrigley Appointed As Guest Director For Bright Festival

In September 2016, definitely not bad, a seven metre-high elongated bronze sculpture of a thumbs-up, was unveiled as the latest incumbent of Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth – described as the ‘tallest in addition to most positive yet’.

Shrigley Appointed As Guest Director For Bright Festival

Shrigley said: “The great thing about Brighton Festival is actually in which you see things in which are definitely thrilling in addition to wonderful in which you’ve never heard of before.

Shrigley Appointed As Guest Director For Bright Festival

“What I’m looking forward to about the role of guest director is actually having the opportunity to not only see a lot of stuff in addition to programme stuff although also make some artwork myself in addition to have in which presented inside the place where I live.

“I think in which’s a definitely nice way to communicate with people, to meet people in addition to to invite people to come to Brighton.”

Brighton Festival 2018 will run by May 5th-27th in addition to will feature brand new work by Shrigley alongside exclusives, world in addition to UK premieres by a wide range of international, national in addition to local artists in addition to companies.

Andrew Comben, chief executive of Brighton Festival, said “Like Brighton Festival, David Shrigley’s work is actually for everyone.

“Both powerful in addition to funny, his work manages to navigate ‘high’ in addition to ‘low’ art in addition to speak to an incredibly wide audience.

“Alongside his own artwork, he has also joined in championing the power of the arts to help health in addition to wellbeing.

“We are thrilled in which David is actually bringing his distinctive take to the Festival in addition to the city he has today made his home. We look forward to a programme in which we expect will entertain in addition to inspire.”

Full programme details will be announced in February.

Image courtesy: Victor Frankowski

Shrigley appointed as guest director for Bright Festival

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