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Matías Duville
updated: 01/07/2009
website: http://www.matiasduville.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Crater
Foco
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Hollow
Portable Landscape
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Cover
Snake
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Huracán
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Portfolio Keywords:  narrative
 
 
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crayon on paper
2005-2008
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Crater by Matías Duville
Crater
oil pastel on paper
2006
140" x  180" 
Foco by Matías Duville
Foco
charcoal on wall
2006
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ball-pen on silk
2006
140" x  130" 
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ball-pen on silk
2006
80" x  110" 
Hollow by Matías Duville
Hollow
crayon on paper
2008
70" x  100" 
Portable Landscape by Matías Duville
Portable Landscape
crayon on paper
2008
70" x  10" 
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charcoal on paper
2008
100" x  70" 
Cover by Matías Duville
Cover
charcoal on wall
2007
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Snake by Matías Duville
Snake
charcoal on paper
2008
220" x  115" 
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charcoal on paper
2008
150" x  115" 
Huracán by Matías Duville
Huracán
charcoal and crayon on paper
2006
210" x  150" 
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crayon on paper
2008
70" x  100" 
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oil pastel on paper
2008
215" x  150" 
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ball-pen on silk
2007
120" x  100" 

Artist Statement
The work of Matias Duville concentrates, essentially, on drawing instalations, going through murals and different supports as silk, wood, carpets and plastic. His drawings seem to be the impossible consequence of dreams, trips or desolated landscapes, where the lack of human presence reveals an oniric state of mind that reminds as of fairytales and histories of a distant past, while they do not stop making reference to natural catastrophes. In this sense Duville takes as reference natural destruction redirecting it and modifying it to the point of generating his own series of redesigned disasters. The change in the dynamics of natural chaos generates a long series of encounters where these natural laws are mistaken. This succession of ideas gives as a result a body of works that are a faithful reflection of Duville convulse imagery. The geographic zones created by Duville do not belong to this world, instead they are closer to the idea of mental landscapes. A sort of territory conquest or mind tour. One of the most outstanding characteristics in the work of Duville is the reflection and research in the use of different materials such as Ball-point pen, charcoal, acrylic, soothe, moquette, conglomerate plates, in which he works following the coordinates that each material dictates. The open landscapes series narrated in his long series of papers are an unfolding of anecdotes where thunderclaps burst unexpected, rivers are emptied without boats stop floating, hurricanes put automobiles in orbit, fire moves with the dynamics of water, light has the power of the wind and waves are frozen like happens to the things that we put in the freezer.

Artist Bio / CV

Matias Duville

Buenos Aires,

Argentina.1974.

 

Education.

2003-2005. Visual Arts workshop program CC ROJA UBA / KUITCA

Buenos Aires. Argentina.

2001-2002. Studies with Jorge Macchi.

1995-1998. Visual art studies at the Martín Malharro Superior School of Visual Arts

Mar del Plata. Argentina.

 

Scholarships/Residencies

2008 Revolver. Art residence. Lima. Peru.

2007 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. Perugia. Italia.

2005 RIAA. International artists residency in Argentina. Ostende Prov. Bs As. Arg.

2004 Stimulation for visual arts scholarship. Fundación Antorchas. Bs. As.Arg.

2003 Workshop Program for Visual Arts CC ROJA UBA / KUITCA. Bs As. Arg.

2003 TRAMA. Program of cooperation and confrontation between artists Bs. As. Arg.

2002 Plastic arts scholarship, National Arts Fund. Bs. As.Arg.

1999 Production and work analysis scholarship. Fundación Antorchas. Bs. As. Arg.

 

Individual exhibitions.

 

2008 " Una Escena Perdida ". Galería Alberto Sendros. Bs As. Argentina.

2007 "Cover" MUSAC. Laboratorio 987.Castilla y León. España.

2006 "Propulsión" Galería Baro Cruz. San Pablo. Brasil.

2005 "Autocine". Macro. Rosario. Argentina.

2005 "Travelling". Galería Alberto Sendros. Bs As. Arg. Curator. Jorge Macchi.

2003 "Distancia".Galería Alberto Sendros. Bs. As. Arg.

2002 "Lectura en la sala de lectura". Galería Lelé de Troya. Buenos Aires. Arg.

1999 "Big/Short ". Villa Victoria Ocampo. Curador: Daniel Bezoytaorube. Mar del Plata. Arg.