Brazilian gallery Casa Triângulo announced the representation or Argentine artist Matías Duville.


Interested in the use of physical and mental displacement as ways to change reference and perception, Matias Duville places himself in different situations in order to understand how he and his work transform one another. His charcoal, ink and mud drawings propose parallel realities and debates on landscape and chaos. For him, the act of drawing goes beyond: it means being attentive to any accident or loss of control; it is self-knowledge. “Too much comfort is not good”, declares the artist who mounted a mobile studio in Alaska to create a series of drawings linked to the imagination, to the physical and intellectual permeation of nature and memory. He often visits a piece of land art he created in the hinterlands of Argentina to understand external and internal mutations. His life in the studio is linked to moments of trial and error, of mastery and loss. Drawing is a powerful window, and because of this, when he is creating, he expands mental geography, entering a hypnotic state that leads him to the many dimensions he elaborates. His workspace is the mind itself.


Beta Germano. Workspaces of Latin American Artists. Publisher Cobogó/Act., 2019


Matías Duville [1974, Buenos Aires, Argentina] lives and works between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, Argentina. Among his most recent projects are El fondo inestable, Barro, Buenos Aires [2023]; Arena Parking, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro [2021]; Hotel Palmera, curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Colección Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Buenos Aires [2020]; Desert means ocean, MOLAA - Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles; Projection Soul, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo [2019]; Romance Atómico, Barro, Buenos Aires; The Valise Project, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York [2017]; Arena Parking, Centro Cultural Recoleta [2015]; Mutações, MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro [2015]; Precipitar una espécie, Barro, Buenos Aires [2014]; Discard Geography, Ecole de Beaux Arts, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, Paris; Safari, Malba - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and Alaska, Drawing Center, New York [2013]. Duville's works are part of important public collections such as MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; MOLAA - Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles; Solomon R. Guggenheim, Nova York; Blanton Museum, Austin; MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima; Malba - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires; MAR - Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, among others. Participated in residencies such as InclusArtiz, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Rio de Janeiro [2018]; LARA - Latin America Roaming Art, Galápagos [2016] and Sam Art Project, Paris [2013].

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