Magali Reus, South London Gallery

London-based Dutch artist Magali Reus (*1981, NL) shows a new body of sculptural forms at the SLG, dividing its main space in spatial chapters.

My first association when I entered Magali Reus’ show was an abandoned GDR factory. I guess that is partially due to my childhood in Germany’s eastern part and was triggered by the beige, pale green and grey-ish colours used by the artist. Her works feel strangely familiar but their real identity remains ambiguous.

At the SLG, her new body of sculptures is presented in different sections, framed by especially for the exhibition designed, curved walls. As Mist, Description is Reus’s first major institutional solo show in London. It is commissioned and produced as a collaboration of Bergen Kunsthall and the South London Gallery.

South London Gallery
Through 27 May 2018

southlondongallery.org

Magali Reus, As mist, description, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Plastiques. © The Artist. Courtesy The Artist and The Approach, London

Magali Reus, As mist, description, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Plastiques. © The Artist. Courtesy The Artist and The Approach, London

Magali Reus, Crane, 2017 (detail). Photo: Plastiques. © The Artist. Courtesy The Artist and The Approach, London.

Magali Reus, Crane, 2017 (detail). Photo: Plastiques. © The Artist. Courtesy The Artist and The Approach, London.

Magali Reus, As mist, description, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Plastiques. © The Artist. Courtesy The Artist and The Approach, London

Magali Reus, As mist, description, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Plastiques. © The Artist. Courtesy The Artist and The Approach, London

Magali Reus, As mist, description, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Plastiques. © The Artist. Courtesy The Artist and The Approach, London