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A Brush With Glory

An artist whose work is included in Akzo Nobel’s acclaimed Art Foundation collection has narrowly missed out on this year’s Turner Prize.

Michael Raedecker, whose 1994 creation, Trip (pictured), hangs in the foyer at the company’s headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, finished as one of the runners-up when the result was announced recently.

Born in Amsterdam, Raedecker (37), who lives and works in London, was the first Dutchman to be nominated for the prestigious award.

Winner of last year’s John Moores prize, he uses paint and embroidery to produce delicate, figurative landscapes, with eight works making up his Turner Prize exhibition at the Tate Britain in London.

“I don’t fill everything in. I leave room for the viewer to step into the image,” he said of his paintings.

Raedecker was pipped to the GBP 20,000 prize by German photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans.

(Released: November 30, 2000)

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