Magali Reus

Dutch, b. 1981

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Magali Reus

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Dutch, b. 1981

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In her sculptures, installations, and videos, Magali Reus explores the borders between the pristine and the abject, mass production and the handmade, and exterior gloss and interior messiness. Drawing from the tradition of Minimalism, she makes highly refined works from an array of industrial materials. Rather than removing all evidence of humanness from her pieces, however, she riddles them with small imperfections, hinting at the chaos that often lies just beneath even the most flawless-seeming surfaces. In a series of sculptural installations inspired by kitchens and bathrooms, for example, Reus presented refrigerator-like forms, devoid of doors and revealing interiors emptied of everything except for forlorn kitchenware or spoiled food. Ovular shapes based on toilet seats were affixed to the refrigerators’ otherwise unblemished surfaces and incorporated into nearby stacks of stockpots, filled with blackened muck.

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Biography

In her sculptures, installations, and videos, Magali Reus explores the borders between the pristine and the abject, mass production and the handmade, and exterior gloss and interior messiness. Drawing from the tradition of Minimalism, she makes highly refined works from an array of industrial materials. Rather than removing all evidence of humanness from her pieces, however, she riddles them with small imperfections, hinting at the chaos that often lies just beneath even the most flawless-seeming surfaces. In a series of sculptural installations inspired by kitchens and bathrooms, for example, Reus presented refrigerator-like forms, devoid of doors and revealing interiors emptied of everything except for forlorn kitchenware or spoiled food. Ovular shapes based on toilet seats were affixed to the refrigerators’ otherwise unblemished surfaces and incorporated into nearby stacks of stockpots, filled with blackened muck.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Group
Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Magali Reus
30 Artists to Watch at Frieze London
Oct 8th, 2015
30 Artists to Watch at Frieze London
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