Mourad Mazouz eloquently states,
The walls are pink, the furniture is pink, the ceiling is pink. I don’t know what to tell you…it’s a statement.
…..and I think that may be the best sentence I have ever heard.
Every two years the team at sketch hand over the interiors of ‘The Gallery’, relinquish all control or as restaurateur Mourad Mazouzand puts it ‘carte le blanche’ and allow the artist to create an installation.
This time the honour went to Scottish Artist David Shrigley.
David Shrigley made all the artwork specifically for this project and explains that it is the biggest installation of his original drawings thus far.
Not only is the artwork on the walls but it is literally in front of you too – on the plates, mugs, teapot’s… (you get the idea)
The thought process explained by the artist himself –
When you make a piece of artwork, you have to make it for yourself… or you have to make it to engage yourself. So when I made the ceramic tableware I was sort of thinking about how I would experience an artwork when there is a message written on a teapot or something.
The backdrop to David Shigrley’s work was created by internationally renowned designer India Mahdavi.
Previously working on hotels such as the Condesa DF in Mexico, on Rivington in New York, Monte Carlo Beach in Monaco – the list goes on and on. She brought a soothing yet striking interior that deliberately contrasts the witty art works.
Images and video from Sketch