Monday, December 22, 2014

A letter to David Shrigley

Hi, David,
I visited your exhibition "life and life drawing" that is currently shown at National Gallery of Victoria. I think I am a fan of your artwork.

My friend Sarah and I sat down for at least a good 30mins and did a drawing of the model in one of the exhibition room. You may know that it is always difficult to call an end once you start making art. Luckily Sarah and I both felt the need to stop around the same time. We had few giggles when the robot model blinked and peed in to the tin bucket. We actually had lots giggles through out the exhibition. I really enjoyed the sarcastic messages in your art.

After seeing the exhibition, we also popped into the souvenir shop where all your artworks are sold as products.  We went through almost very product and had more giggles. I did a naughty thing that I bought only thing i could afford in the shop - badges. One 'I'm not tall' for me; 'baked potato' for Sarah as she told me that's her favourite. With my current financial situation - an art student who nearly made end meet, spending money for any unpractical stuff is a wast. But I couldn't resist the good feeling of spending money and the imaginary joyful time in the post purchase stage. I hope my tiny amount of financial contribute would give you support to your art on some level.

After all, I really appreciated that your exhibition was free charge. I wish one day I would be like you to exhibit work in the top contemporary art space and sell products of my artwork to art pilgrims.

your fan