Non-geometric form (splotch) #5
United States of America
09 Sep 1928 - 08 Apr 2007
Sol Lewitt is one of the most influential figures to emerge from the conceptual art movement of the 1960s. He first exhibited his wall drawings here at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1977 for the sixth Kaldor Public Art Project. Thanks to the generosity of John Kaldor, the Gallery holds one of the most significant collections of works by LeWitt in the world.
In the 1990s LeWitt became interested in the expansion of drawing in three dimensions, resulting in his non-geometric forms or ‘splotches’. Working in collaboration with fabricator Yoshitsugu Nakama, LeWitt’s two-dimensional drawings were processed by computer programs to create visual models. These were transposed into physical objects made from construction foam that were coated with layers of epoxy resin and fibreglass. Finally, the sculptures were painted by a machine programmed to follow detailed instructions regulating shape and colour distribution.
92.1 x 141.6 x 31.1 cm
John Kaldor Family Collection
© Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 18 Apr 2003–06 Jul 2003
40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Oct 2009–14 Feb 2010
Sol LeWitt: Your mind is exactly at that line, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Feb 2014–03 Aug 2014
Colourwheel, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2015–29 May 2016
Some mysterious process, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Jun 2020–13 Sep 2020
Referenced in 2 publications
Anthony Bond, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Sol LeWitt', pg.100-131, Sydney, 2011, 122-23 (colour illus.).
Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 61.