London, 30 July 2012 – A new seven part series on BBC World News, Collaboration Culture pairs fourteen creative and celebrated figures from the worlds of fashion, dance, music, food and art and invites them to collaborate on a new, innovative project. In the final episode of the series, scheduled to air on 11th August, British artist David Shrigley travels from Glasgow to Tokyo to collaborate with Japanese illustrator Teresa Chiba on a unique comic book.
Glasgow-based animator and illustrator David Shrigley is one of the best-loved artists working in Britain today. He’s most famous for his brilliantly funny, very simple line drawings, done deliberately ‘badly’, which tell stories about the absurdities of daily life and the curiosities of human relationships. Shrigley recently had a major retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London, at which he showed sculpture, painting, photography and animated films alongside his drawings, but it’s his witty cartoons and illustrations that have made him such a hugely popular figure in the UK’s cultural scene. His work, with its distinctive combination of jokes and insightful commentary, is instantly recognisable, and can be found on greetings cards, in books and magazines, as well as in galleries.