Michael Raedecker: day at night 1-10, 2023
Phaidon and Artspace are pleased to present day at night, a new series of ten unique embroidered prints on canvas by contemporary artist Michael Raedecker. Released on the occasion of Raedecker’s new comprehensive Phaidon survey, each limited edition includes a signed copy of the publication as well as a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Laser printer pigment transfer, dispersion, acrylic, glitter and thread on canvas
13 x 17 in | 33 x 43.2 cm
Unique variants in an edition of 10 plus 5 AP
Titled and numbered on verso
Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Since the beginning of his career as a painter, Raedecker has incorporated embroidery into his works as a means of challenging the conventional hierarchy of fine art techniques. His new day at night editions include thread, paint, and glitter hand-applied throughout, making each piece a singular work of art.
Raedecker’s practice as a whole is engaged with a process of re-contextualizing familiar ideas and spaces, asking the viewer to question held assumptions. Swimming pools are a recurring subject for Raedecker, who is fascinated by the ways in which paintings of pools can be containers of fantasy, reality, and peculiarity.
"Swimming pools for me mean leisure, summertime, and being outside of your usual surroundings. And I am in particular talking about the suburban, outdoor pool here. This is one of the ultimate places that embellishes the pleasure principle. A place created where one can forget the outside world. A carefully created paradisiacal zone where one also simultaneously realises that this is not really real; it is perhaps all too good to be true. But an ideal and powerful prop and construct for a painting." — Michael Raedecker
Michael Raedecker (b. 1963 in Amsterdam, NL) currently lives and works in London (UK). He received his BA in Fashion Design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), and continued his studies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (NL) as well as Goldsmiths College, London (UK). In 2000, Raedecker was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. A major solo museum survey at the Kunstmuseum The Hague is forthcoming in Spring 2024.
His work can be found in public collections internationally, including: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL); Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (US); Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo (NO); British Council, London (UK); Istanbul Modern Collection, Istanbul (TR); MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (IT); Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (UK); Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (US); Kunstmuseum, The Hague (NL); and Tate, London (UK), among others.
The most comprehensive survey of the celebrated Dutch artist Michael Raedecker’s work spanning his 30-year career
Michael Raedecker, the acclaimed Dutch artist, records the memories held within spaces and objects in his enigmatic and dream-like paintings. Suburban homes, tree houses, and empty rooms and vacant chairs, all float in haunting isolation. Muted hues are penetrated with thread and needle where the artist hand-sews forms into textural materiality.
Since the beginning of his career as a painter, Raedecker has incorporated embroidery into his works as a visual counterpoint to his washed-out paint application. This survey of his work, designed by the acclaimed Dutch graphic designer, Irma Boom, is the most comprehensive published to date, featuring essays by a unique and diverse group of critics, curators, artists, and academics.