I came across the work of Magali Reus through the www.we-find.wildness.com blog recently. The works echo with my own practice with object selection and material awareness. The standard of finish and composition of Reus’ work is so thoughtful and feels tactile before even being in its presence. Reus has just completed a solo show in Brussels at Albert Baronian Gallery. The show title Out Of Empty included the above works and others. These alongside works that are on Reus’ website show a ongoing fascination with certain objects, materials and surfaces. On the we-find-wildness blog they describe Reus’ work as:
MAGALI REUS uses common materials such as glass, plastic and aluminium to create complex constellations of works which include sculptures, installations and videos.
REUS‘ pieces defy categorization, straddling the line between recognizable and unrecognizable, finished and unfinished, intuitive and conscious, organic and synthetic. Nevertheless the result is invariably carefully constructed, abstractly composed and assumes forms issuing from reality.
The individual elements are being left as they are, the composition doesn‘t lead into a defined direction, no intrusiveness of meaning is restricting the viewer, instead they rather open up questions and atmospheres. Particularly in REUS‘ work one can comprehend the most famous quote, that the work is created through the viewer.REUS provides the materials.