The walls of the Millenial-pink of Mayfair restaurant Sketch are adorned by ninety-one colourful new works by David Shrigley, replacing 239 black and white drawings that have been in place since 2014. Turner prize nominated and Fourth Plinth commissioned, David Shrigley has transformed the Gallery at sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants. Open for afternoon tea and dinner the project follows the huge success of artist Martin Creed’s restaurant commission at sketch in 2012.
This new body of works circles Shrigley’s peculiar drawing style charged with dry humour, which observes everyday life. The drawings making satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions complement the highly instagrammable pink interiors by India Mahdavi. Recurring themes pervade his storytelling, capturing child-like views of the world; the perspective of aliens and monsters or the compulsive habits of an eavesdropper shouting out loud.