Cartoon in a style that’s similar to a David Shrigley drawing.
Artwork designed specifically to appear on internet image searches, urging people to stop using the internet so much and to get out a bit.
Vaguely in the style of a David Shrigley drawing. The cartoon urges viewers to “Get off the internet and get a life”.
This image is in a style similar to David Shrigley art. It is drawn specifically for how it will look when it appears in internet image searches such as by using Google image search. So it may appear on image search pages that display artwork by David Shrigley (because Shrigley is mentioned several times in this explanation).
The idea is that the display of images on an image search page is a form of exhibition in an art gallery, and this cartoon is a humorous ‘intervention’ in the exhibition.
Because the cartoon was drawn in a style that looks a bit like a piece of David Shrigley art work, and because David Shrigley has a major exhibition of his work, Brain Activity, at the Hayward Gallery at the moment (February 2012) I thought it would be an appropriate time to display the drawing.
The artwork, titled – Get off the internet and get a life – is meant to be ironic and humorous, especially as viewers will normally come across it while deep in an internet image search.
Is it art or is it a cartoon? Well, to me that’s a falsely framed question, because cartoons are art. At least some of them are (just as some art isn’t art).