Magali Reus at Fons Welters

Issue no5
Oct - Nov 2022

Magali Reus’s video and object-based works combine some of the qualities that she attributes to her material of choice. Aluminium has the coolness of metal and yet a paradoxical lightness one would not necessarily associate with a metallic substance; it’s a new, modern and eminently practical material, much softer than steel and thus more malleable.

Reus has been using aluminium in its different guises – brushed, cast, powder-coated or mirror-polished – for ten years now, which is roughly the span of her career. After she had completed an Art Foundation course at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2002, Reus moved to London to do a BA followed by an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. I visited the 31-years-old Dutch artist, who divides her time between Amsterdam and London, at a temporary workspace in East London, ahead of her upcoming exhibition at Fons Welters.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2022