4 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
The Alan Cristea Gallery presents Quotidian an exhibition of new editions, including screen, digital, and relief prints, laser etched panels, and tape drawings by Michael Craig-Martin (b. 1941). Painter, sculptor and printmaker, Craig-Martin, one of the most influential artists and teachers of his generation, was awarded a knighthood in 2016.
He has developed a distinctive style over the past 50 years, documenting the world through the construction of images of objects. For a new body of work he has turned his attention to iconic modernist architecture of the 20th century, paying homage to the design and architectural achievements of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gerrit Rietveld, and Mies van der Rohe. These works will be exhibited alongside a new series of unique tape drawings and prints of everyday objects, a subject which Craig-Martin has revisited since the 1970s, and has seen him become the accidental chronicler of the shift from old to new technology.
The exhibition, which will be displayed across both gallery floors, will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.