Sol LeWitt Immortalized
The American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt recently passed away at the age of 78 after a long battle with Cancer.
LeWitt was a driving force in establishing Conceptualism and Minimalism as dominant movements of the post world war era. He was the opposite of fellow artists such as Andy Warhol playing the roll of artist as celebrity. He tried to suppress all interest in him as opposed to his work; he turned down awards and was camera-shy and reluctant to grant interviews.
LeWitt will always be remembered for his unique style, as he reduced art to a few basic shapes (polygons and spheres in space), colors (primary reds, yellow, blue) and unique lines. He played with these guidelines and created a distinctive style that will always be a synonym to conceptual art.
Sol LeWitt’s seemingly simple geometric sculptures, drawings and jazzy wall paintings established him as an immortal star of Twentieth Century American art.