Rakerman

United Kingdom

Abstract Conceptual Documentary Contemporary
Abstract Conceptual Documentary Contemporary

"I record, position and re-arrange objects in both urban and rural landscapes throughout the world. The result of my documentation has evolved into complex, textural works of art that play with the concept of the invisible and the visible".

Rakerman trained at Ravensbourne School of Art and later opened his first London studio in 1991. He continues to exhibit in London, with work held in the V&A museum's permanent collection and has won awards including the BBC Design Awards. London artist Rakerman records, positions and re-arranges objects in both urban and rural landscapes throughout the world. The result of this documentation has evolved into complex, textural works of art that play with the concept of the invisible and the visible. Rakerman’s work can easily be interpreted as one or several different identifiable objects, yet at the same time the artist depicts something the viewer does not recognise at all. Some of these works, entitled the ‘Visible Projects’, attempt to make visible those things one does not normally see, or that can be taken for granted. Drawings are frequently made directly from ubiquitous surfaces such as walls, stairs, tables, paths and floors.

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