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Perimeter, 2013/2016 - Magali Reus

about this work

To accompany her first solo exhibition in a UK institution at The Hepworth Wakefield, Magali Reus has produced a limited edition sculpture which is loosely based on the form of a tea cup. Reus has adapted the form and removed its essential and most primary characteristics - the handle and the bottom. The sculpture’s surface is inlaid with markings which reference the energetic line of archaeological cave drawings.

The mug forms are cast with pigmented and waxed Jesmonite. These forms assume a stone-like quality, but continuing an interest in serial forms, each mug is unique and painted with an individual edition number.

about Magali Reus

Through the use of seemingly everyday objects and images, Magali Reus’ work initially evokes a sense of familiarity. It is upon closer scrutiny that the hidden complexity of her works unfolds. Reus adopts an almost obsessive approach of layering and repetition of visual elements, with a resultant crisis of definition that leads to her works to emerge as more personified or simply abstract entities.

(courtesy of Stedelijk, Amsterdam)

Magali Reus studied at Goldsmiths College, London; and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; SculptureCenter, New York; and The Hepworth Wakefield. Group exhibitions include the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Kunsthalle Wien; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon; Kunsthaus Glarus; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, LUMA Foundation, Zurich; and Fridericianum, Kassel. Reus has upcoming solo exhibitions at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; South London Gallery; Bergen Kunsthall; and Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.

Magali Reus is represented by the following gallery;
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The Approach, London

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