Copenhagen Prints
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Copenhagen Prints

David Shrigley

Jealous East

16 May 2024 — 01 Jun 2024

Celebrating 20 years of collaboration between artist David Shrigley and printmaker Michael Schäfer, 'Copenhagen Prints' is the UK debut of a collection of over forty works made together throughout this time.

The exhibition is an opportunity to see the large archive of works created during their collaborative years, as well as some of the original plates and tools that were used to create these works.

‘Copenhagen Prints’ is a showcase a variety of monochromatic prints, crafted using traditional printmaking techniques such as etching, woodcut, and lino printing, including fan favourites such as ‘Rights For Goths’, ‘See Me As I Really Am’, as well as new, never-before-seen releases.
I quickly learned that the mark of a pen or a brush on paper is an expression whereas the mark you make on a printing plate is a small, controlled act of violence
David Shrigley
'Copenhagen Prints' will run until the 1st June, at Jealous Gallery, 53 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT

David Shrigley and Michael Schäfer have been collaborating for over 20 years in Michael’s workshop in Copenhagen. In this film, we join them for a few days in Michael’s workshop, where they made many artworks and discussed the longevity of pretzels. Over this time, they show the making of etchings, woodcuts, linoprints, and great coffee.