Rachel Whiteread Drawings

Rachel Whiteread is a contemporary British artist, and one of the very few worth paying attention to. She is an explorer rather than a peacock. Her most familiar work takes the form of solidified negative spaces, in pieces such as “House” and “Untitled Monument” on Trafalgar Square. During the autumn, The Tate Britain are holding a retrospective of Rachel Whiteread’s paper documents; these including sketch books, drawing scraps and collages. An artist’s supporting work might define them. I’m pleased to have seen the mechanics of her thought and found some of the sketches as moving as the works themselves. It’s especially pleasing for me that she probes feelings about home and highlights structural elements like floor boards and staircases which usually find a place in my scribblings too.




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2 responses to “Rachel Whiteread Drawings

  1. beata

    cool. must see it!

  2. i really loved this exhibition. the different and considered textures of the drawings and the collection of objects at the end….

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