Turner Prize winning artist David Shrigley has transformed the Gallery at Sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants. This project follows the huge success of artist Martin Creed’s restaurant commission at Sketch in 2012. The striking pink space, conceived and executed by Paris-based India Mahdavi forms the backdrop to 239 new works by Shrigley, forming the largest group of original drawings he has ever exhibited.
The exhibition continues on the restaurant tables. Crisp and clean with a touch of his signature humour, Shrigley has understood the dining table as an auxiliary exhibition space. New ceramic tableware featuring Shrigley’s distinctive mordant drawings and texts form a holistic interaction with Gagnaire’s food. The meal itself becomes a site-specific sculptural work that references sketch’s location in the heart of London and invites diners to respond with their own thoughts and reactions.