Leaves (Harp, January)

Reus, Magali
Magali Reus’s sculptures recall functional or commonplace objects such as fridges, seating, pots and pans, the identity and function of which have become skewed or obscured. Interested in the graphic language of the objects that surround us, Reus identifies and makes use of formal qualities that carry specific associations, or invite what she terms ‘a kind of meandering emotional projection.’ Reus’s wall-based sculpture Leaves (Harp, January) (2015) is part of a series of works that resemble enlarged padlocks, and contain visual references to digital calendars or diaries. Seeing the sculptures in this series as a ‘metaphor for content just out of reach’, she comments that: ‘I became interested in the mechanism of locks because they are inherently such mysterious objects – secrecy is integral to their functioning.’
  • Artwork Details: 42 x 61 x 15cm
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  • Material description: Model board, phosphated aluminium, silicone rubber, pigments, powder coated, zinc plated, etched and anodized aluminium, steel
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Accession number: ACC11/2017



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