“….a rare opportunity to explore her works on paper, most of which have never been shown before in a public gallery.
These collages and drawings provide a fascinating and intimate insight into the creative process behind Whiteread's work. While her sculptures are often large-scale and involve a team of fabricators, these paper works provide a more personal, mobile counterpoint. Nevertheless, they also share many of the themes familiar from her public commissions: texture and surface; void and presence; and the subtle observation of human traces in everyday life.”
There is such tenderness in her craftsmanship, they are thoughtful, sensitive and beautifully painted. I found the postcard series very inspiring and useful to me for research into new works that I am thinking about.
The images above and below are ones I found particularly inspiring and I suggest anyone to go and see this wonderful exhibition.
All works copyright Rachel Whiteread.