Rachel de Joode is a sculptor, photographer, and installation artist. Her work makes no distinction between the real and the virtual, frequently thematizing touchability through representations of flesh, skin, and tactile materials. The artist writes of her work, “A central interest of mine is the play between the physical and the virtual world, exploring the relationship between the three dimensional object and its two dimensional representation. My work is a constant play between surface, meaning, and materiality, disrupting the entanglement between these different plateaus in order to regain simplicity.”
de Joode’s work has been internationally exhibited in group and solo shows, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome; Interstate Projects, New York; Higher Pictures, New York; and Elaine Levy Project, Brussels. She has participated in residencies at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Sculpture Space, New York; and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York.
Statement courtesy of the Artists website