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.
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.