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Rachel Whiteread

Untitled (Yellow Relief) . 2020–21

Untitled (Yellow Relief) . 2020–21

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Whiteread employs the formal language of Minimalism, taking cues from its emphasis on geometric seriality, yet adds a quietly emotive aspect, maintaining an acute sensitivity to objects’ minor details and subtle markers of use and human irregularity. Over the past four decades, she has used the method of casting on both “low” materials such as concrete, resin, rubber, and plaster, as well as more traditional sculptural materials, such as bronze. Continue reading Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

Nissen hut . 2018

Rachel Whiteread . Nissen hut . Yorkshire (1)

photos: © Ben Thomas . + 14–18 NOW

Deep in Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest stands a ghostly white cabin. By casting in concrete, within the forest, the interior space of a Nissen hut, the prefab military structure invented during the First World War, artist Rachel Whiteread has turned it inside out. Continue reading Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

Untitled (Yellow Torso) . 1991

Untitled (Yellow Torso) . 1991

+ Tate

One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Whiteread uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space. Her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental. Continue reading Rachel Whiteread