Born in Zottegem (BE), lives in Gentbrugge (BE).
Danny Matthys’s oeuvre comprises diverse media such as photography, installation, video, painting, assemblage and sculpture. In his works he investigates an environment that is well known to him. He explores and analyses his own living space, in the broadest sense of the word. He takes stock of physical space, studies and systematises it. For him the revealing of structures is always more important than aesthetic qualities. Matthys wants to make us aware of the how complex we are in our roles as viewers. In this way we can see the work as a formalised research of perception.
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Brabantdam 59, Gent, trap...
Danny Matthys, Brabantdam 59, Gent, trap, gelijkvloers, eerste en tweede verdieping, 1975. Photography, 108 x 24 cm.
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EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest
27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.
Under the umbrella termVisite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cultu
From Broodthaers to Braec...
06 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Through representative examples From Broodthaers to Braeckman. Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium shows how the medium of photography
INBOX: Ziekenhuisschool 2...
09 March 2018 - 25 March 2018.
M HKA reserves its fifth floor for surprising interventions and intimate pop-up presentations. INBOX is a place that inspires and surprises,
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Reflections on Cultural C...
REFLECTIONS ON CULTURAL COMPLEXITY This title originated from talks on the work of Kostis Velonis, Jimmie Durham and Danny Matthys. A