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Matías Duville

Argentinian, b. 1974

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Matías Duville

Argentinian, b. 1974

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Equally in tune with nature and his vivid imagination, Matias Duville bases his experimental practice around drawing. His depictions of the landscape are anything but traditional—swirling and semi-abstract, full of tortured and scrawled lines, they are based as much on the subjective experience of nature and imagined views of far-off lands as they are on the real world. Duville’s most recent project, “Alaska”, is a series of drawings done in three stages: the first depicting Alaska based entirely on his imaginings of the state; the second done from life while traveling the actual landscape in an RV; the last back in the studio, combining his lived experiences with his own visualizations. “I was trying to find the end of landscape as a genre of imagemaking by working with places not on the map, that are ruled and governed by their own natural laws,” he said. Duville began his career working in smaller-format landscapes on atypical supports; he studied with famed Argentinian Conceptualist Jorge Macchi.

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Biography

Equally in tune with nature and his vivid imagination, Matias Duville bases his experimental practice around drawing. His depictions of the landscape are anything but traditional—swirling and semi-abstract, full of tortured and scrawled lines, they are based as much on the subjective experience of nature and imagined views of far-off lands as they are on the real world. Duville’s most recent project, “Alaska”, is a series of drawings done in three stages: the first depicting Alaska based entirely on his imaginings of the state; the second done from life while traveling the actual landscape in an RV; the last back in the studio, combining his lived experiences with his own visualizations. “I was trying to find the end of landscape as a genre of imagemaking by working with places not on the map, that are ruled and governed by their own natural laws,” he said. Duville began his career working in smaller-format landscapes on atypical supports; he studied with famed Argentinian Conceptualist Jorge Macchi.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MALBA
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
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Matias Duville: Before Alaska, During Alaska, and After Alaska, on view at PINTA
Nov 14th, 2013
Matias Duville: Before Alaska, During Alaska, and After Alaska, on view at PINTA
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