David Shrigley was nominated for his solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery David Shrigley: Brain Activity which included not only his well-loved drawings but also photography, sculpture and film. The Hayward exhibition revealed his black humour, macabre intelligence and infinite jest.
Filming at his studio in Glasgow, Shrigley talked to TateShots about the problems of being taken seriously, saying: ‘As a professional artist there’s probably a lot of people who don’t really take my work seriously. Obviously I am serious in the sense that I’ve spent my entire life in this comic endeavour.’
The Turner Prize 2013 exhibition is on from 23 October 2013 – 5 January 2014.
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 2 December 2013.