Rachel Whiteread is renowned for her evocative large-scale sculptures, but drawing has always remained one of her core activities.



Whiteread’s collages and drawings provide a fascinating and intimate insight into the creative process behind the artist’s work. While her sculptures are often large-scale and involve a team of fabricators, these paper works provide a more personal, mobile counterpoint. Nevertheless, they also share many of the themes familiar from her public commissions: texture and surface; void and presence; and the subtle observation of human traces in everyday life.

Explore more of the artist’s work at Rachel Whiteread, on at Tate Britain 12 September – 21 January 2018.