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  • Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Stephen White
  • Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Stephen White
  • Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Stephen White
  • Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Stephen White
  • Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Stephen White
  • Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Sol leWitt Wall Drawing #1136, installation view at Turner Contemporary

    Photo Dan Bass © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2013.
Tue 3 Dec 2013 - Sun 8 Jun 2014

Sol LeWitt was a pioneer of minimal and conceptual art, known in particular for his series of
graphite and later, ink and acrylic wall drawings, executed in a particular site according to a set
of guidelines written by the artist.

Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1136 is on display in Turner Contemporary’s Clore Learning Studio, a beautiful space with superb views out to the North Sea. The artist’s affinity for nature is particularly acute in this work, which employs the colours of the spectrum, plus grey, to dazzling effect.

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Wall Drawing #1136 is one of a number of vibrant drawings LeWitt made in the last years of his life, following his earlier works in pencil and ink. Curved and vertical bands of brightly coloured acrylic paint (every primary & secondary colour plus grey) are applied by hand directly onto the walls to create a dazzling environment that surrounds the viewer.

LeWitt is particularly associated with the development of Conceptual art in the 1960s. In his influential text Paragraphs on Conceptual Art (1967) he famously stated ‘in Conceptual art, the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work’. He abandoned painting in the early 1960s and made his first wall drawing in 1968, producing over 1200 during his career.

Like other conceptual art works by LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1136 is concerned with ideas of geometry, repetition and mathematical precision and exists as a set of instructions written by the artist and accompanied by an illustrated diagram. Designed to be physically executed by others (only the very first Wall Drawing was produced by LeWitt himself) the works can be endlessly repeated in different locations at different times, generally only existing for the period of the exhibition.

At Turner Contemporary, Wall Drawing #1136 will be installed over two walls for the 
first time, previous manifestations at Tate Liverpool and the National Galleries of Scotland having been applied over one and three walls respectively. LeWitt's instructions for the piece specify the scale of form, number and orientation of lines, and the sequencing of colours but also allow for it to be adapted according to the space in which it is shown, becoming a living work that is reinvented with each new manifestation.

A time lapse film will show the complex process of creating the work in the space over a period of several weeks.

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See Wall Drawing #1136 being installed at the gallery by watching our film at the bottom of this page.

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