Michael Craik

Edimburgo, 1972

Michael Craik was born in Edinburgh in 1972 and has worked as an artist in Scotland for the past 22 years. He studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen before completing an MA in European Fine Art in Barcelona. Winner of several awards, Craik’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and is represented by galleries in Scotland, Germany and Italy.

More about the artist

Michael Craik’s practice explores the interplay of color and repetition as a method of producing quiet, contemplative work that is concerned with color, quality of materials and process. Craik creates paintings by repeatedly applying paint and removing it again. This process of reduction appears throughout his work, alluding to the forces of erosion that shape our landscape. He allows the elemental qualities of paint to determine the appearance of each work, creating contemplative and minimal paintings.

The focus of these works is often at the edges, where sanding reveals layers of paint, exposing alternating layers of color that have been built up by painting, pouring or spreading. In this sense, his work shares a relationship with geology, with the placement and erosion of rock. Living in Scotland, one is constantly reminded of the forces that sculpt the earth. Craik’s studio in Kinghorn, Fife, is on a cliff overlooking the Firth of Forth. Surrounded by this expanse of water and the endless ebb and flow of the tide, Craik is aware that these processes have, over time, permeated his artistic practice.

Michael Craik

Artworks

Michael Craik
Veil 30 (2020)
Painting 2800€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 32 (2020)
Painting 2800€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 33 (2020)
Painting 2800€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 34 (2020)
Painting 2800€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 35 (2020)
Painting 2800€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 40 (2021)
Painting 4900€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 41 (2021)
Painting 4900€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 39 (2021)
Painting 4900€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 38 (2021)
Painting 4900€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 37 (2021)
Painting 4900€ (IVA incl.)
Michael Craik
Veil 42 (2021)
Painting 4900€ (IVA incl.)