Biography of Eva Rothschild
Drawing upon the visual lexicon of 1960s Minimalism, Irish artist Eva Rothschild’s sculptures playfully reinterpret this movement's coolness, using materials such as leather, polyurethane, painted wood, wool, fabric, tape and beads.
Employing bold shapes, Eva Rothschild has interrupted her forms by perforating monoliths, combining the skeleton of a cube with solid cylindrical column, or soaking a rug with polyurethane so that it appears as a shiny oil spill. Elements of illusion also pervade her practice, as ribbons hang from hoops that seemingly float, or multi-coloured cup-like shapes are stacked high without toppling over. For her 2009 Tate Britain Duveens Commission, she filled this vast hall with a sculpture of a single black line drawn through space, zigzagging with frantic energy from floor to walls and ceiling.
Eva Rothschild’s work has been exhibited internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield, UK; the Kunsthalle, Zurich, CH; and Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. Recent group exhibitions include the New Museum, New York; Tate Liverpool, UK; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, and the Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain. The artist lives and works in London.