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Nathaniel Rackowe (B. 1975)
Nathaniel Rackowe (B. 1975)

SP21

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Nathaniel Rackowe (B. 1975)
SP21
powder coated scaffolding tubes, scaffolding clamps, fluorescent light and electrical wiring
48 x 14 ½in. (122 x 37cm.)
Executed in 2015, this work is edition number one from an edition of three plus one artist proof

Lot Essay

‘SP21 is a continuation of the Scaffolding Piece series, utilising scaffolding tubes that have been industrially coated in black, and bolted into their configuration with zinc plated cast steel scaffolding clamps. Cool fluorescent tubes of light pass through each black length, creating a stark contrast between light and structure. Hanging yellow cables punctuate the surrounding wall space; lines of acid yellow. The works urban point of influence is balanced with its art historical references of both Flavin and Tatlin. The hard materials drawn from a built environment are transformed and softened by light, creating a new and unexpected aesthetic of raw beauty.’ (Nathaniel Rackowe, 2015).

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