Feast for the eyes: David Shrigley unveils new art at Sketch

Words by
Charlotte McManus

18th January 2018

Sketch’s Gallery restaurant has undergone a fresh transformation with a host of colourful new artworks by the British artist

The Gallery at Sketch – one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world –  has had a creative makeover, giving art lovers and foodies even more reason to visit. At a dedicated press dinner last night, David Shrigley revealed a new body of work, characterised by his signature dry humour and irreverent drawing style.

David Shrigley at Sketch
David Shrigley at Sketch

David Shrigley at Sketch

Fans of both the artist and the Mayfair hotspot will be familiar with Shrigley’s previous doodled creations, which had decorated the walls of The Gallery since 2014; but now, the 239 black-and-white drawings have been replaced with 91 vivid and colourful new pieces. Highlights include tongue-in-cheek newspaper headlines, abstract patterns and playful interpretations of ordinary objects.  

Created by architect and designer India Mahdavi, The Gallery’s striking sugar-pink décor is famous world over. To celebrate the artist’s latest additions, Mahdavi has also remodelled the restaurant space to better showcase the new pieces, allowing diners to appreciate the full impact of Shrigley’s witty works.

 

David Shrigley at Sketch
David Shrigley at Sketch

David Shrigley at Sketch

“Following the fantastic reception The Gallery has received over the past three years, I’m really excited to continue the collaboration with Sketch and India Mahdavi with a series of colourful new works,” says Shrigley. “With dreary news often filling our headlines, I hope that diners will enjoy my take on the banality of everyday life.”

For more details or to make a booking at The Gallery, visit sketch.london.