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David Shrigley Brings Headless Animals And Surrealist Scribbles To Southbank

31/01/2012 17:57 | Updated 22 May 2015
David Shrigley brings headless animals and surrealist scribbles to SouthbankDavid Shrigley poses with his artwork 'I'm Dead'. Photo: Empics

The Hayward Gallery is opening the doors for artist David Shrigley's first major survey, Brain Activity, on 1 February which brings together work from across Shrigley's output, from his photography to his headless taxidermy sculptures. But visitors will probably be most excited to see the selection of Shrigley's darkly humorous drawings.

As well as being artworks in their own right, the curiously squiggly scribbles have been proven incredibly popular with fans and can be seen on greetings cards along with unexpectedly confrontational messages (such as the engagement card which reads: "Hey you! Look at my huge f*cking diamond ring") and on art lovers themselves thanks to his doodle tattoo parlour performances at events like Frieze Art Fair and the Abandon Normal Devices festival.

You can take an peek through some of the work on display by clicking on the gallery below:

David Shrigley: Brain Activity, 1 Feb-13 May, Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

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