Photo Mark Blower
Magali Reus
Artist

Magali Reus was born in Den Haag, The Netherlands in 1981, and currently lives and works in London.

Reus’s sculptures are accumulations of images and things – she draws on objects she finds around her, recombining them into something strange and unfamiliar. Although a keen observer of the physical world, Reus avoids using readymade objects, instead each element of her sculptural jigsaws has been meticulously fabricated using a mixture of technological and traditionally craft-based techniques. Colors, materials, textures, sizes, shapes are all manipulated, throwing everyday habits of association into disarray, inviting the viewer to question the way objects may take on – or shed – meanings.

Reus had her first UK museum solo exhibition, Particle of Inch, at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2015. The artist has subsequently had a number of solo exhibitions including Mustard, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Quarters, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2016); Hot Cottons, Bergen Kunsthall (2017); Night Plants, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2017) and As Mist, Description, South London Gallery (2018).

Reus was awarded the Prix de Rome 2015 and was nominated for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture in 2018. For her second presentation at The Hepworth Wakefield, Reus created a number of new works with funding support from the Mondriaan Fund.

[The Hepworth Wakefield]

Magali Reus
Artist

Magali Reus was born in Den Haag, The Netherlands in 1981, and currently lives and works in London.

Reus’s sculptures are accumulations of images and things – she draws on objects she finds around her, recombining them into something strange and unfamiliar. Although a keen observer of the physical world, Reus avoids using readymade objects, instead each element of her sculptural jigsaws has been meticulously fabricated using a mixture of technological and traditionally craft-based techniques. Colors, materials, textures, sizes, shapes are all manipulated, throwing everyday habits of association into disarray, inviting the viewer to question the way objects may take on – or shed – meanings.

Reus had her first UK museum solo exhibition, Particle of Inch, at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2015. The artist has subsequently had a number of solo exhibitions including Mustard, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Quarters, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2016); Hot Cottons, Bergen Kunsthall (2017); Night Plants, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2017) and As Mist, Description, South London Gallery (2018).

Reus was awarded the Prix de Rome 2015 and was nominated for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture in 2018. For her second presentation at The Hepworth Wakefield, Reus created a number of new works with funding support from the Mondriaan Fund.

[The Hepworth Wakefield]

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