Eva Rothschild (b.1972)

Eva Rothschild – Studio Visit | TateShots accessed on youtube 4/3/18

Some notes that I took from Eva Rothschild in conversation..

Eva doesn’t have a favourite material, but a favourite colour which is Black. She uses whatever material she needs to get what she wants from it. Sometimes things you don’t expect come from different materials. Some of her sculptural work is “untouched” with a pristineness to them- otherworldly structures that have just appeared, manufactured looking. Other works have a complete sense of the hand- she creates a tension between the touched and the untouched. She says in the interview that the work demands a searching eye and comments on how an artist can never “discover” their own work like the viewer can.

In the exhibition Alternative To Power: An Array, 2016, Rothschild engages the doorways and different rooms of The New Art Gallery Walsall.

“each piece is made up of multiple elements relying on one another for support. Taking on a range of formats, her columns, frames, arches and benches form a fragile union of physical components, in which our experience of them is determined contextually by the temporary groupings the works inhabit for the duration of the exhibition.” taken from the  New Art Gallery Walsall website.

Eva Rothschild An Array, 2016 installation view, The New Art Gallery Walsall, 24 September 2016 – 15 January 2017 Photo: Robert Glowacki
Eva Rothschild An Array, 2016 installation view, The New Art Gallery Walsall, 24 September 2016 – 15 January 2017 Photo: Robert Glowacki