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Michael Craig-Martin

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Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland

Birth year
1941

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2015 Summer Exhibition
Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St
 
Jul, 2015 Summer Exhibition
Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
 
Jun, 2015 Hello Walls
Gladstone Gallery - 21st St.
 
Jun, 2015 Hello Walls
Gladstone Gallery - 24 St.
 
May, 2015 Colourwheel
Art Gallery of New South Wales
 
Statement

Michael Craig-Martin is a contemporary conceptual artist and painter. He is noted for his influence over the Young British Artists, many of whom he taught, and for his conceptual artwork, An Oak Tree.

Craig-Martin's style of detached conceptualism, minimal construction by the artist and the use of readymade techniques inspired by Marcel Duchamp had a marked impression on his students, as did an educational structure based on multi-media, removing traditional departmental demarcations such as "painting", "sculpture" and "time-based [film] media".

In 1974,he exhibited the seminal piece An Oak Tree. The work consists of a glass of water standing on a shelf attached to the gallery wall next to which is a text using a semiotic argument to explain why it is in fact an oak tree. Nevertheless, on one occasion when it was barred by Australian Customs officials from entering the country as vegetation, he was forced to explain it was really a glass of water. The work was bought by the National Gallery of Australia in 1977; however, the Tate gallery has an artist's copy.

Craig-Martin's later works have used a stylised drawing technique often depicting everyday household objects and sometimes incorporating art references, such as objects known from their use in Dada artworks. There is no differentiation in treatment, which consists of black line drawings with lines of equal mechanical width and brightly coloured images, which have been compared to "nursery" colours. The work can be done on canvas with (acrylic) paint or with other methods, such as using black tape to make the lines. In the Intelligence show at Tate Britain he completed an entire room in this fashion.

Craig-Martin has been a trustee of the Tate Gallery and is a trustee of the National Art Collections Fund.

Recent Exhibits

Michael Craig-Martin participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2015 Twentieth Anniversary Exhibitions
Alan Cristea Gallery
 
Jan, 2015 20th Anniversary Portfolio
Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St
 
Jan, 2015 Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition
Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
 
Oct, 2014 FIERCE CREATIVITY curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin
Pace Gallery - 57th St.
 
Oct, 2014 Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden
Gagosian - Le Bourget
 
Jul, 2014 Clear
Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills
 
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Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St Galerie Haas & Fuchs
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