Every year, Maison Ruinart welcomes an internationally-celebrated contemporary artist in Reims to share his or her vision of the famous Maison, which will soon hit its tricentennial year. In 2021 British artist David Shrigley applies his unique take on Maison Ruinart across an ensemble of 36 drawings and acrylics.
David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style; his works make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions.
his quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and sound like snippets of over-heard conversations.
Reoccurring themes and thoughts pervade his storytelling: he captures child-like views of the world and deploys the compulsive habits of an eavesdropper shouting out loud.
While drawing is at the centre of his practice, the artist also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music.
Shrigley consistently seeks to widen his public by operating outside the gallery sphere, frequently participating in artist publications and collaborative music projects.