Rachel Whiteread

The Inside of Objects

Nineteenth-century sculptors referred to the process of bronze casting as life, death, and resurrection as the original live object was destroyed in the casting process and resurrected in bronze. In a similar but distinctly different manner Rachel Whiteread casts the space inside, around, and adjacent to objects that have been part of people’s lives. This process and her choice of materials transform the residue of everyday life into ghostlike, uncanny spirit images of everyday objects.


Rachel Whiteread, Black and White Floor, 2001

Herringbone Floor, 2001

Rachel Whiteread, Secondhand, 2004

Rachel Whiteread, Switch, 1994

 Rachel Whiteread, Step, 2007-08

Rachel Whiteread, Green Model, 2007-2008

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