Dutch artist Magali Reus makes objects that look strangely familiar. Yet these forms—variously reminiscent of coat-hangers, locks, fridges, cups, saucers, playing cards and even slices of toast—retain their unique status as objects in their own right, functionless—not quite one thing or another.
Both the floor-based and wall-based works are composed through a process of layering different materials including jesmonite. The casting… Read more
About the artwork
To accompany her first solo exhibition in a UK institution at The Hepworth Wakefield, Dutch artist 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.