Rounding off my weekend in London I went to Tate Britain to see the Rachel Whiteread exhibition. I have been interested in her work ever since ‘House’ in 1993.
Such an extraordinary thing to do.
Art that encourages us to see things differently is always exciting.
The atmosphere that was created by the exhibiton at the Tate was one of supreme calm and serenity. Something to do with the combination of neutral colours, scale and space. I would happily have spent the whole day there.
Making the domestic monumental.
I loved the way every shape interacted with the space and other objects in the space.
Collections of used household objects cast as solid objects
looks simple doesn’t it but watch this film on ‘How to Cast like Rachel Whiteread’
and see just how many processes go into creating one object – mindblowing!
Book shelves reminding me of the first little library I used to visit with my Grandfather in the 1950s/60s
There is something intriguing about exploring negative space.
Clever to keep the colours calm so that the mind can peacefully think about positive and negative without the noise of colour.
And to get to know the artist better – a film of Rachel Whitread talking about the way she works.