Rachel Whiteread (born in 1963) is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. Best known for her sculptures of everyday objects and architectural spaces for which she uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to capture every nuance. Her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental.
'I'm not into what I call 'plop' art. Just putting things in places for the sake of it. They really need a reason for being there'
Called negative space, her works are cast of ordinary domestic objects. Whiteread was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993 with her work House, a replica of the interior of a condemned London house created by filling a house with concrete and stripping away the mold.