Hands Face Space
by Michael Craig-Martin

€ 1.350,00 ex. VAT

Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White 310gsm
42.0 x 30.0 cm / 16 ½ x 11 ¾ inches
Edition of 45
Signed and Numbered

Quotidian objects are draped in vibrant colours on Michael Craig-Martin’s print. A face mask, a laptop, and a hand disinfectant become sculptural as they are depicted in bold outlines. The dazzling colour planes contrast the minimalism of the line, sharply demarcating one colour plane from the other. Craig-Martin’s vigorous draftsmanship render the familiar iconic by his audacious minimalism.

This print was launched and created in conjunction with Craig-Martin's solo-exhibition, All Things Considered. This was the artist's first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. 

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About Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin (Dublin, Ireland, 1941) attended Fordham University, New York (1959-1961) and Yale University (BA, 1963; MFA, 1966). He returned to Europe in the mid 60s, becoming a primary figure in British conceptual art, and by teaching at Goldsmiths College School of Art, London, (1974-1988;1994-2000) he became influential on a generation of his students, including Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas, and Damien Hirst, who became known as the Young British Artists. His works are held in major collections world-wide.

"I try to make images that have the immediate presence we take for granted in objects – a chair, a shoe, a book, a Judd – and compose them like sentences."

The artist traversed several mediums but made the shift to painting in the 1990s. The precise, exacting outlines are produced by carefully layering tape and paint, while the colour choices result from his artistic acumen. All paintings are made with acrylic on aluminium in Craig-Martin’s dynamic hallmark style. Additionally, since 2011 the artist has been exploring powder-coated steel sculptures that are monumental in size. Appearing like thin lines in the air, they resemble large line drawings.

Craig-Martin lives and works in London, UK.