Les Artistes

"Resonance(s)" april - june 2014 

Born in 1928 in the USA and died in 2007.

An important figure in contemporary art, Sol LeWitt is considered as the founder of conceptual art. “When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art,” he explained. He had a prolific career and his body of work encompasses painting, photography and three-dimensional ‘structures’ as well as his famous wall drawings. "All intervening steps, scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work models, studies, thoughts, conversations, are of interest. Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product," wrote LeWitt in his Paragraphs on Conceptual Art (1967).