Matías Duville (Buenos Aires, 1974) works with objects, videos and installations, although his production has mainly grown out of drawing. His works evoke scenes of desolation with rarified, timeless atmospheres like those that precede a natural disaster: hurricanes, tsunamis or situations of abandonment in the forest that act as a dreamlike vision of a wandering explorer, like a mental landscape. As a reference figure in local drawing, his work is characterised by experimentation with supports and materials. With his expressive strokes and procedures which reveal a certain brutality, he modifies the surface by leaving traces in the representation, marks which blend the nature of matter with the landscape. The tension between opposites, mutation and time are some of the subjects that feature in his most recent works.
His recent projects includes The Valise Project (MoMA, New York, 2017), Arena Parking (Art Basel, Miami, 2016) Arena Parking (Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Airea, 2015), Mutações (MAM, Rio de Janeiro, 2015), Precipitar una especie, (Barro, Buenos Aires, 2014), Discard Geography (Ecole de Beaux Arts, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, Paris, 2013), Safari (Malba, 2013) and Alaska (Drawing Center, New York, 2013).
Romance atómico Matías Duville / Guest Curator: Anissa Touati / Sound Design: Centolla Society
16.03.2020 After careful consideration and taking into account the recommendations of authorities and health specialists in relation to COVID-19, Barro will open only by appointment. We will inform about the opening of “Eyeballing. Golf a go go” by Alejandra Seeber and “Requiem” by Rubén Baldemar. Follow us in our social media accounts for more information about news and activities.
21.02.2020 Escenarios Dinámicos. Exhibition that brings together the works selected and awarded in the Visual Arts Contest 2019 of theFondo Nacional de las Artes. At Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires.
03.02.2020 As geological and political territories erode, Earth becomes a more volatile entity. Facing Earth by Agustina Woodgate at George Mason University, Washington DC, USA.
01.02.2020 The proposal of the Faivovich & Goldberg duo turns the room into a pavilion for the exhibition of the meteorite, one of pieces of the Museum Collection. Museo Historico Provincial de Rosario Dr. Julio Marc.
15.12.2019 Miami Beach, USA. The gallery includes works by Matías Duville, Gabriel Chaile and Amalia Ulman. The Nova sector features strong juxtapositions and pieces fresh from the artist's studio.
03.12.2019 The Source by Agustina Woodgate in Disruptions at Collins Park, Miami. Curated by Diana Wechsler & Florencia Battitii for Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires.
02.12.2019 Renacimiento, 2019 in The Last Supper, Faena Festival Miami. Curated by Zoe Lukov. Ph: Geraldine (oven), 2019. Iron structure, fire clay bricks, adobe and topsoil, 320 x 200 x 120 cm.
08.11.2019 Exhibition: Bardo — 5 años. Group Show. Artists: Nicanor Aráoz, Diego Bianchi, Joaquín Boz, Gabriel Chaile, Nicola Costantino, Matías Duville, Faivovich & Goldberg, Mónica Giron, Nani Lamarque, Martín Legón, Mondongo, Marcelo Pombo, Miguel Angel Ríos, Alejandra Seeber, Amalia Ulman, Agustina Woodgate.
24.09.2019 Acople. Curated by Jimena Ferreiro. This show proposes to dramatize some ideas-strength that organize the local art narrative through a matching system, as random as inscribed in the personal canon of the artists involved.
20.09.2019 At London Open House 2019, London UK @openhouselondon. Curators: Melina Berkenwald & Alessio Antoniolli @gasworkslondon