On the Couch with David Shrigley

Self-portrait of David Shrigley

How are you feeling David Shrigley?
Fine, thanks. I just did some yoga.

Tell me about your mother?
She is 72 years old and used to be a computer programmer until she retired. She likes reading and is active in her local church.

Tell me about your father?
He is 72 years old and used to be an electronics engineer until he retired.
He is active in his local church. He has back problems like me but is addressing them with pilates.

What are the significant moments that have brought you here to be the person you are today?
Professionally, I guess going to art school in Glasgow was quite pivotal. In terms of my personality I guess I have been formed to some extent by my (happy) childhood.

Are there any skeletons in your closet that we need to know about?
No. My closet is empty.

What are your hopes and fears for the future?
Hopes: that my football team will be successful. Fears: The break-up of the NHS, global warming.

How Are You Feeling? runs at the Cornerhouse until the end of January 2013.

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