Matilde Duus


Matilde Duus’ preferred medium is glass, which she often combines with materials such as metal, natural stone and paper in sculptural and spatial objects, as well as in wall-hung works that balance between two and three dimensions. With the transparent quality of glass as both material and motif, she investigates phenomenological aspects of our visual process: how light, shadows, and reflections on its surface change the appearance of works, while coloured pigments, shaping or the addition of other materials change their properties.


Duus is concerned with the interaction between the objective perception of the physical eye and the more diffuse impression of the subjective gaze. The glass can function both as a lens for the eye, as we know it from glasses and contact lenses, but also as an image of how light is refracted in the cornea and forms motifs on the retina. They are motifs by which we navigate, images that keep us in close contact with our surroundings, but also motifs that can be coloured by moods, poetic and personal. As you know, the eye is the mirror of the soul.



Matilde Duus (b. 1983, DK) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2014 and from Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg in 2012. Duus has recently made solo exhibitions at M100 (Odense, 2021), Bricks Gallery (Cph, 2020), and Magasin Lotus (Cph, 2018), as well as taken part in group shows at Eksrummet (Cph, 2022), S12 Gallery (Bergen, 2022), Galerie MøllerWitt (Cph, 2021), and Marie Kirkegaard Gallery (Cph, 2021). Her works are represented in the public collections of the Danish Arts Foundation and Copenhagen Municipality. Public and site specific works include Banedanmark (Ringsted, 2020), UC Syd (Kolding, 2022), and Sydhavnskvarteret (Aarhus, forthcoming). 



Recent shows includes: 2022 "TRØST" Bricks Gallery, DK 2021 "Netting Rooms" Galerie Møller Witt (Trio show with Nanna Riis Andersen and Eva Steen Christensen), 2021 "Den Sidste Vinter" M100, DK, 2020, "The Inverted Image" Bricks Gallery, DK, 2020 “Du er en bevægelse, du er et mønster, du er en stor tung ting” Hvidovre Hovedbibliotek, DK (Duoshow w. Mette Nisgaard Larsen) 2018: Collecting Hole” Magasin Lotus, DK (solo) and “Flyvende Fluer” Den nordiske ambassade, DK (Duoshow w. Morten Modin). 2017: Matilde Duus + Karsten Konrad, Pablos Birthday, NYC, USA.