Michael Craig-Martin is a prominent Irish-British contemporary conceptual artist, painter, author, and teacher. His most renowned work is arguably An Oak Tree, 1973 in which he claimed to have transformed a glass of water into an oak tree. He regularly uses mass-produced, everyday objects, images, and materials in his art, in the early years choosing to focus mainly on drawings and box designs (Box That Never Closes, 1967). Gradually his… Read more
About the artwork
Trainer is a typically direct and graphic work by Michael Craig-Martin—Damien Hirst’s former teacher. Taken from his series of commonplace objects, the Adidas sneaker exists in expressionless tones of color—outlined in black, it hovers in iconic clarity.