Work

first encounter

2018

Acrylic, transfer & thread on canvas

120 x 158 cm | 47 1/4 x 62 1/4 in

gravity

2017

acrylic, transfer & thread on canvas

180 x 119 cm | 70 7/8 x 46 7/8 in

compulsion

2017

Acrylic, transfer & thread on canvas

96 x 78 cm 37 3/4 x 30 3/4 in

public

2017

Acrylic, transfer & thread on canvas

158 x 224 cm | 62 1/4 x 88 1/4 in

Not titled yet

2017

Acrylic, transfer & thread on canvas

83 x 74 cm | 32 5/8 x 29 1/8 in

Not titled yet

2017

Acrylic, transfer & thread on canvas

90 x 112 cm | 35 3/8 x 44 1/8 in


Biography

“Paintings are solidified moments, action turned into inertia. […] Both painting and film have a relationship with the atmospheric. I am very much intrigued by this idea of Dzatmospheredz. It is the emotional impact of what the concept of painting is. It is linked to sentiment and feelings – and feelings are incredibly complex. This construct of atmosphere is a slippery slope; it is an open, intriguing, and subjective concept.”
– Michael Raedecker in conversation with Reinhard Spieler

Chairs, curtains, pot plants, bungalow houses: the objects depicted in Michael Raedecker’s paintings are familiar things. Mute witnesses of our daily lives – the countless hours we’ve forgotten, the split seconds we will remember forever – they have the quality of stage props in an unending domestic saga. Raedecker’s approach to painting is to give traditional subject matter a new twist by using methods and procedures of picture making not usually associated with image based painting. Interiors and exteriors reminiscent of a more classic tradition are created from yarn and poured paint.

Raedecker is best known for combining embroidery with paint to create images of eerily empty suburban streets and buildings. Images of flowers, food and textiles with darkly ambiguous titles bring the feminine and domestic associations of his stitching into play with his subject matter, and show his interest in the Dutch tradition of still-life and vanitas; paintings. Raedecker mines art history and popular culture, sourcing compositions from 17th-century garland paintings, obscure magazines and film stills.

Michael Raedecker (1963 Amsterdam, NL) was born in Amsterdam and currently lives and works in London. He received his BA in Fashion Design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (1985-1990), continued his curriculum at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (1993–1994), and at Goldsmiths College, London (1996–1997.) In 2000, Raedecker was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. He had his first solo exhibition at Galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague in 1998. Recent solo exhibitions include camouflage at GRIMM, Amsterdam (2016); record at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2014); tour at Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2014) and Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (2013); volume at Hauser & Wirth, London (2012); line-up at Musée d’Art Contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes (2010), Camden Arts Center, London (2009) and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (2009).


Exhibitions

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camouflage

Michael Raedecker


Press

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GRIMM Press Release, by Tom Morton

camouflage

GRMM Press Release, by Tom Morton


Curriculum Vitae

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