005: DAVID SHRIGLEY
THe week of blue monday WE profiled TURNER PRIZE NOMINEE AND SATIRIST DAVID SHRIGLEY
Shrigley is a British artist best known for his humorous cartoons which take an unflinching look at the bizarre, mundane and disquieting events which make up everyday life.
Known, loved (and occasionally derided) for his rough drawn cartoon style, Shrigley's work has brought him world renowned and a Turner Prize nomination in 2013. In fact, Bowie's son, Duncan Jones revealed earlier this month that his dad was a huge fan of Shrigley's work. This, Shrigley says, "eclipses everything. There could be no higher endorsement".
This week, we've used Shrigley's piece 'I Don't Have A Head', to capture the mood of Blue Monday - the official most depressing day of the year. The term was coined back in 2005, and the date was calculated through an elaborate equation which took into account weather, debt, motivation levels, time since Christmas, and the likelihood of having broken our New Year's resolutions.
So if Dry January quickly became sodden - this is the card for you. Chin up London; summer isn't too far away!