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Raedecker incorporates thread into his paintings, using various methods to apply it to the canvas and exploring the different visual effects these can create. Raedecker’s images appear familiar but dreamlike, and are often derived from photography, television or film. spot depicts a desolate landscape. The painting balances elaborately worked motifs with apparently vacant areas of canvas. ‘There are things happening on the surface... which hopefully make your eye float around the image’, the artist has said. ‘I don’t fill everything in. I leave room for the viewer to step into the image’.

September 2008