Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin (1941) and now lives in London. His work includes sculptures, paintings and print-editions.

Since the 1990s his paintings, wall paintings, on-site-installations and prints have represented colorful, clear compositions depicting an inventory of graphically outlined items of contemporary life. Painted on monochrome backgrounds and featuring the 'rich tapestry of life' (Craig-Martin), the depicted motifs refer to our cultural background in many different ways, functioning like modern iconic images.