Leading contemporary sculptor and draughtsman Rachel Whiteread (born 1963 in Essex, UK) is one of the original YBAs or Young British Artists exhibited and collected by well-known patron Charles Saatchi. Alongside artists like Damien Hirst, Liam Gillick and Tracey Emin, Whiteread emerged from the London art scene of the late 80s with eerily poetic sculptures and casts that explore the concepts of space, memory and absence through the use… Read more
About the artwork
While Rachel Whiteread has produced only a limited body of work that is not large-scale. Works on paper by the artist are especially rare. In 2005, the series Doors was created for an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, comprised of 14 casts of real doors in distinct colors and patterns taken from different buildings in London. Untitled, 2005 was originally conceived as a drawing/collage made in preparation for the series of Untitled (In Out I–XIV) and it roughly outlines the possible installation for this new sculpture especially created for the KUB. The edition is part of the artist's ongoing exploration of the subject of space.