Oil, Acrylic, Veneer and Thread on Linen
55 x 65cm
Michael Raedecker's early paintings of hotel rooms reveal the artist's elaborate conception of reality and illusion. Completing his painted surface with collaged elements of veneer and yarn stitching, Michael Raedecker's room 2 is represented pictorially as well as through the texture of the materials: real wood is representative of panelling, the fabric of the curtains is alluded to with actual stitching. The suggestion of a table and the tiny embroidered white spray give way to a sense of ephemeral disintegration: a suggestion of loneliness, isolation and forgotten rendezvous.