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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Daniël Matthys 1978 - 198...
Danny Matthys, Daniël Matthys 1978 - 1982 : Van Rubens tot Van Eyck, 1982. Book, ink, paper, 21 x 29.5 cm, language : Dutch, French, publisher : ICC/Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen.
Vivre d'Abord [To Live, A...
Danny Matthys, Vivre d'Abord [To Live, Above All], 1979. Photography, photo, paper, 71 x 129 cm, 115 x 135 cm, 74.5 x 122.5 cm.
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EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herze...
03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA - in collaboration with LOCUS, the nerve centre for libraries, cultural and community centres and l
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
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
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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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
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