Michael Craig-MartinBecoming 2003

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Artist
Michael Craig-Martin (born 1941)
Title
Becoming
Date 2003
MediumSoftware, colour, monitor
Dimensionsobject: 390 x 320 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the American Patrons of Tate courtesy of Edwin C. Cohen 2003
Reference
T11812
Not on display

Summary

Craig-Martin’s earliest work combined minimalism and conceptualism. His sculptures and installations focussed on ordinary, mass produced functional objects altered or assembled in ways which drew attention to relationships between form and purpose. During the 1970s he began to develop a unique style of drawing from life. Using a mechanical line, without inflection or any other sense of the artist’s own hand, he built up a vocabulary of several hundred images which he has used ‘over and over again as a way of trying to construct situations, to construct images and pictures, places ... to use very simple things to describe very complex ideas ..… (read more)

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