Eva Lootz

Galeria Ciento

Eva Lootz was born and educated in Vienna, where she received a strong intellectual foundation, but her work has long been well known in Spain. She moved to Madrid in 1968 and had her first solo show there in 1973. From the beginning, Lootz adopted an approach to materials that favored the existential and analytic over the esthetic, producing work that affirmed Descartes’ famous syllogism in its inverted form: “I am, therefore I think.” Her approach is somewhat process-oriented in that it involves, as she puts it, a strategy of dynamic intervention in what she sees as the continuous flux of existence, the aggregate of things and the idea of things. Each work articulates a “segment” in this flux, creating a momentary pause in the inexorable flow of “real time” and permitting us to experience two other tempos: that of the artist, and that of the material/image on which she works. Hence her

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