Michael Raedecker - Contemporary Artists

The Getaway

The Getaway The Saatchi Gallery
 

Michael Raedecker

The Getaway

1997
Acrylic and Thread on Linen

185 x 152.5cm

Michael Raedecker paints his woodland getaway in the night air. Breaking down the composition to the barest colour-field essentials, he sketches in the details with delicate stitch work: thick wool standing in for tree bark, fine silk threads tracing the enmeshed patterns of the distant trees, the shimmering ripples in the stream. The effect is a captivating stillness, an atmosphere of too-quiet isolation, a setting for leisurely (or illicit) escape.
 
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