I’ve tagged David Shrigley’s How Are You Feeling as both comedy and art. The latter is a very loose tag, but relevant, indeed he even has an exhibition over several floors in the Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester at the moment, and it was that exhibition that led me to buy this bizarre but at times hilarious volume.
As art, it could be a while before children, students, are writing an essay on the work of David Shrigley, but who cares, because by then the man will be rich many times over from taking his strange and undoubtably funny work to the public for many years.
I love his series on work called Modern Toss and How Are You Feeling follows a similar vein of madness – a typical page that I have just opened on to has a badly drawn picture of a plane and the line ” I find it hard to concentrate whilst I am preforming important tasks”. Genius – or maybe crap, depending on your point of view.
I actually think that his best medium is the cards. You don’t spend enough time with a card to get bored of it, whereas with a book you may well do.
I manage that be just taking little snapshots now and then rather than ceeding to the temptation to read from end to end.