In 2019, The Gallery at Windsor will present British artist and Royal Academician Sir Michael Craig-Martin in his most comprehensive exhibition in the Unites States to date. Comprising more than 30 paintings, sculptures and prints, the exhibition entitled, Present Sense is the second annual exhibition at Windsor in a three-year collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), London.
On the heels of the immensely popular Grayson Perry exhibition, Making Meaning in 2018, Craig-Martin will be the first Artist to present an outdoor installation at Windsor in The Gallery’s 17-year exhibition history.
Throughout his career Craig-Martin has produced work in a variety of media. He explores the nature and basic principles of visual language and our perceptions using everyday objects, images and materials. The body of his work has become a comprehensive record of the objects of our time.
In recent years, he has focused on the technological objects that have come to dominate and define contemporary living. His style is easily recognized by rigorously precise line drawings combined with his characteristic use of intensely vibrant colors.
Craig-Martin taught at Goldsmiths College School of Art, London (1974 to 1988, 1994 to 2000) and became a powerful influence on a generation of his students who would become known as the Young British Artists or YBAs, including Damien Hirst, Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas.
His memoir On Being An Artist was published in 2015 and is a wonderful read particularly for aspiring artists. For a decade (1989 to 1999) Craig-Martin served as a Tate Artist Trustee and was closely involved in the development of Tate Modern. He was awarded a CBE in 2000, elected as a Royal Academician in 2006 and knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honors for his services to art in 2016.
Craig-Martin is represented by Gagosian and Alan Cristea Gallery and the exhibition is curated by Hannah Freedberg, Director at Gagosian London.
Now in its second year, the curatorial collaboration builds on the exhibition program at The Gallery of presenting thought-provoking works by some of the leading contemporary artists of our time. The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, Windsor co-founder and Creative Director for The Gallery at Windsor, Christopher Le Brun, President of the RA, and Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the RA selected the curatorial 2018-2020 program. Renowned Royal Academicians who have shown at The Gallery at Windsor, with recent exhibitions include Christopher Le Brun PRA, Peter Doig, Jasper Johns Hon RA, Per Kirkeby Hon RA and Ed Ruscha Hon RA.
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