Hong Kong - Royal Academician Sir Michael Craig-Martin challenges once again our perception of everyday objects with his latest conceptual art masterpiece.
Sir Michael Craig-Martin, unveiled this month his most recent installation, Bright Idea, 2017, which will be on display in Hong Kong until May 31st 2017.
Craig-Martin, born in Dublin and with a degree in Fine Art at Yale University, is one of the most prominent figures of British conceptual art, both as a hugely influential artist and as an esteemed teacher at Goldsmiths College. He is known for thought-provoking artworks questioning our perception of everyday objects and triggering wider semantic associations, which are exemplified in his latest installation, namedBright Idea, 2016. The art piece is a powder-coated steel sculpture of a four meter tall radiant yellow lightbulb, which will appear to emerge from the Fountain in the Peninsula Hong Kong’s forecourt. The artist is also known to for works such as An Oak Tree (1973), exhibited as an artist’s copy at London’s Tate Gallery, and his more recent works include paintings, printmakings, installations projections and drawings of common place objects.
Craig-Martin’s installation has been commissioned by Love Art, a partnership between the British Royal Academy of Arts and The Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel. The initiative hinges on the showing of works of art never publicly exhibited in Asia before.
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