Eva Lootz

Eva LOOTZ. Sin título, 2015. Courtesy: Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela


Born in Vienna, Austria, 1940


The winner of the National Plastic Arts Prize in 1994, the artist of Austrian origin Eva Lootz has been settled in Spain since the late 1960s and became one of the most important members of the Spanish artistic scene as from the 1980s. For Eva Lootz what is visible is always awkward territory strewn with folds and full of blind spots. The concepts of “showing” and “naming” define her activities in relation with what she reveals, the thresholds of language, and the gap between “what we can say and what we can see”, following the famous expression of Wittgenstein in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: “The limits of my language are the limits of my world”. The drawings of the series “A-nudando” constitute an exploration of the subject of the knots that allow a closer look at the ancestral anthropological memory, play, mathematics, and the Lacanian psychoanalytical theory.