If you have been roaming central London lately then it would be pretty hard to miss the The 11th Fourth Plinth artwork that has been unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square by mayor Sadiq Khan.
Brighton based artist David Shrigley’s ‘Really Good’ is a 7m-high elongated thumbs-up, described as the ‘tallest and most positive yet.’ It is cast in bronze to align with the dark patina of Trafalgar Square’s other three plinth sculptures, but is simultaneously at odds with the neighbouring artworks in its surreal and playful nature. Shrigley fans however will not be surprised by the satirical tone, the cartoonish gesture of the piece and the deadpan humour of the words are the winning formula that have elevated him from cult status to one of Britain’s most successful artists. Shrigley hopes the thumbs-up gesture will instigate a more positive outlook for its onlookers.
Get Down to Brighton and London to Embrace Shrigley’s positivity!
Wednesday 12th October in BRIGHTON Shrigley’s home town and paint Banky’s ‘Flying Balloon Girl.’
Thursday 13th October in LONDON TRAFALGAR the home of the plinth for a special event as we’ll be painting a Pachter!
See you there!