Michael Raedecker (1963 – )
- 142.5 X 183.5 CM
- ACRYLIC AND THREAD ON CANVAS
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Michael Raedecker combines the traditions of Dutch landscape painting and abstract picture making, the imagery of Modernist architecture and the materials of fashion and furnishings in his spare evocations of uninhabited landscapes. This essentially empty canvas contains areas of detail suggesting indistinct landscape features or architectural elements, registered in painting and a combination of threads or yarns, applied in linear gestures, closely embroidered or hanging in loose strands. The inclusion of structures such as the low bungalow in this painting introduces a classic modern aesthetic. The browns, creams, bleached greens and greys of the thread and canvas compound the modernist feel but this palette also conveys a sombre tone. A haunting, uneasy atmosphere pervades.
Landscape, The British Council 2000