11 June - 19 July 2008

Michael Craig-Martin

Alphabets & Sunsets

Throughout his career, Craig-Martin has explored the aesthetic and linguistic character of everyday, designer and most recently iconic 'art-historical' objects. In the new Alphabet prints, outlines of familiar objects from his recognisable vocabulary - an umbrella, a glove, a glass - are set against a background of vivid monochrome colour and overlaid with a single letter. In some cases there appears to be a link between the object and letter and in others the connection is more ambiguous.

 For this exhibition, the artist also completed his first series of digital inkjet prints, Tokyo Sunsets, which again draws upon his vocabulary of generic and iconic objects, only this time set against a backdrop of vivid colours which graduate seamlessly from one print to the next.

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The gallery’s new name recognises publicly the close partnership between Alan Cristea and David Cleaton-Roberts, who have worked together for over 20 years. Alongside the other directors, they have built the gallery into one of the world’s leading publishers of original prints and editions, forming relationships with an extensive roster of international artists and estates, as well as representing several artists in the UK for their painting and drawing.

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