Best known for his subtle and unsettling, enigmatic works combining muted tones of paint and embroidery, Michael Raedecker’s paintings explore and push the boundaries of his medium. He goes beyond conventional methods of representing formal elements such as texture and perspective. Through his layering of thread, paint and small, yet aggressive punctures to his canvas, Raedecker imparts an unexpected physicality to his two-dimensional works.
He has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Kunstverein Salzburg, Camden Arts Center in London, Hauser & Wirth in London, Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee in Rome, and Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Rotterdam, Saatchi Gallery in London, Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, and the 2001 Venice Biennale, among many others. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2000.
Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth