© Christian Tunge. All images courtesy of VI,VII, Oslo

Looking at the latest works by Eva LeWitt, it’s not difficult to see a connection to her late great father, American artist Sol LeWitt. Her colourful ‘Untitled’ curtains, currently on show at the VI, VII, Gallery in Oslo, follow in his footsteps of minimalism and conceptual art.

Delicately hung against satisfyingly white-washed and marble walls, the various semi-transparent panels are made from a mixture of soft materials, including plastic, latex and polyurethane foam. There is plenty at play in her unusual artworks: some of the hanging pieces seem to overlap one another, often mixing two different colours to create a new shade or hue. There’s also a focus on shapes – circles playing a dominant part at the tips of each hanging piece, but also in the structure of each panel itself.

Speaking to Artsy about her inspirations, Eva said: “My inspiration always comes from the materials themselves. I have gravitated towards soft, synthetic, colourful materials; plastic bags, sponges, yarn, tape, etc. I struggled for a time using traditional sculptural materials such as plywood, steel, fibreglass.

“But these materials hurt me—literally and figuratively. I prefer to work in complete solitude, and I physically could not manage these materials alone. I could not dominate them or manipulate them the ways I wanted to. That is why I choose soft, tactile, materials. I want to be able to control and transform the materials.”

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