Courtesy Rachel Whiteread and Gagosian Gallery, London
In 2005 the artist created an impressive installation of plaster casts (Embankment) at the Tate Modern. She reproduced the inner volume of 14,000 cardboard boxes of different shapes and sizes, showing their hidden surfaces marked by linear patterns and the imprints produced by the goods they had held. Used by Whiteread following her discovery of an big box of personal effects, this ready-made created serially and in common use now becomes the form of an endless variety of compositions, where a certain degree of determination is combined with a random and informal approach.
Born in London on 20 April 1963, Rachel Whiteread began her training in art by studying painting at the Brighton Polytechnic (1982-85) and sculpture at the Slade School of Art ...
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