Sol Lewitt

°1928 Hartford, Connecticut, USA
†2008

Sol Lewitt was not only a major artist, but also one of the main theorists behind conceptual-minimal art. His publications 'Paragraphs on conceptual art’ (1967) and ‘Sentences on conceptual art’ (1968) have turned out to be the major statements on the movement. In his oeuvre the artist rehabilitates the aspect of the idea, the concept. Starting from a primary, geometrical shape, his works develop a certain complexity in their formal composition and spatial organisation. When Sol Lewitt was first shown in the Greta Meert Gallery in 1999, he recreated the entire gallery into a single large wall drawing. In 2001 he showed works on paper. The wall drawing that was created for his 2003 show has acquired a permanent character and is now also part of the show.