Matías Duville, ‘Espiritú guardián’, 2008, Blanton Museum of Art
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Matías Duville

Espiritú guardián, 2008

Acrylic on board
91 × 144 in
231.1 × 365.7 cm
Location
Austin
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Courtesy Blanton Museum of Art
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.

Matías Duville, ‘Espiritú guardián’, 2008, Blanton Museum of Art
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About the work
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Courtesy Blanton Museum of Art
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.

Matías Duville

Espiritú guardián, 2008

Acrylic on board
91 × 144 in
231.1 × 365.7 cm
Location
Austin
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