Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sol LeWwit

The conceptual artist Sol LeWwit passed away. His road lead from minimal art to conceptual art. I remember a very long time ago translating a long theoretical text about his work for a museum. The exhibition showed among others a crumpled brown wrapping paper, identical images in different ways: one the reality of it, a pencil drawing of it, an oil portraying the same piece of brown wrapping paper. Perfect execution. I was fascinated by what he was trying to show with the different representations of the same. Rather the same representation by different means of the same object. Permutations and series come to mind. And thus mindfulness is stimulated. Of course I have seen his geometric forms on walls... "Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach."

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