Michael Raedecker – nominated

Michael Raedecker was nominated for the Turner Prize 2000 for his original approach to the medium of painting, his unusual use of materials and often haunting subject matter, and the further evolution of his work as seen in his exhibitions at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and his exhibition at The Approach, London.

Michael Raedecker, ‘spot’ 1998
Michael Raedecker
spot 1998
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© Michael Raedecker, courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Michael Raedecker, ‘overnight’ 1998
Michael Raedecker
overnight 1998
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© Michael Raedecker, courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Michael Raedecker, ‘tipping point’ 2007
Michael Raedecker
tipping point 2007
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© Michael Raedecker, courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Michael Raedecker is a Dutch painter active in England. He first trained as a fashion designer, studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (1985–90) and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (1993–4) before retraining as an artist at Goldsmiths College in London (1996–7).

After serving an apprenticeship with radical designer Martin Margiela, he eventually came to unite his interest in textiles and paintings by making pictures which incorporate embroidery.