Five reason to love... David Shrigley
- Anna Millar
- 17 May 2013
The 2013 Turner judges praise his ‘macabre intelligence and infinite jest’ - here's why we love him
He’s a homeboy at heart
In an interview with The List in 2010, Shrigley spoke of his love of the Dear Green Place: ‘I moved to Glasgow as a teenager, and I’ve lived here more than half my life now. I don’t consider Leicester, where I’m originally from, as home anymore. Glasgow is my home.’
He loves a good tune
Shriggers directed the video for Blur’s ‘Good Song’ in 2003 [watch below]. The single didn’t exactly storm the charts but our Dave’s slightly crazed animated video makes it worth the punt.
He’s done the film thing too
The pontificating polymath co-directed black and white 7-minute short Who Am I And What I Want with film director Chris Shepherd, in 2005, based on his book of the same name.