I’m inclined to agree. Shrigley’s work is perhaps uniquely compact, unpretentious and self-explanatory. The cartoons he’s famous for often contain speech, which can add an element of social or political commentary to the piece in question. Even on this score, though, Shrigley is reluctant to impose grand themes onto his viewing audience - “Your response is the correct response to the work, whatever that may be or whatever my intention was”. This – to a reviewer – feels a lot like permission to react organically to his newest exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery.