Jealous Gallery in London just released a new limited edition print by David Shrigley titled I am Currently on Fire. Based on one of his original acrylic paint and oil stick works that combine drawing and text, the piece has all the elements of artist’s recognizable satirical approach to creating work.
Along with an unusual composition in which an extraordinary large image of the flame dominates as the center point of the piece, the vibrant image also includes the text that has a misspelled I AM CURREN(T)LY ON FIRE. Usually referring to determination and raw energy, the popular phrase is changed by the British artist by adding “currently,” implying that the state is only temporary which basically nullifies the entire message from the start.
This 15 color screenprint with 2 varnish overlays on somerset tub sized 410gsm paper measuring 75 x 56cm is available from January 9th in an edition of 100, directly from the gallery, and will be publicly exhibited for the first time at the London Art Fair from 17th – 21st January.
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