Using a broad range of different techniques, Kristina Matousch challenges the viewer by using seemingly mundane items and transforming them to objects of desire, violence and force, at the same time alluding to tactility and intimacy. In sculpture, performance and painting, Matousch manages to intertwine slick surfaces, sharp edges and perfectly cut-out openings with aspects which may be perceived as bodily and messy. Her process is often physical, leaving traces of the actual performance in the making. By adding a violent intensity to everyday objects, Matousch’s work follows in the tradition of minimalistic art, transforming it to a distinctly personal statement.
Kristina Matousch (b. 1974) holds an MFA from Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Her work has been shown at Spritmuseum, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Lunds Konsthall, Norrköpings Konstmuseum and Moderna Museet. Recent solo exhibitions include Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Galleri Riis, Galleri Thomas Wallner and Trelleborg Museum. Matousch’s public art works include the Pizza Box at Hagalundskolan, Dalby, and Uranus at Karolinska Institutet, Solna, as well as Depths of Time, Hyllie station, Malmö. She is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Malmö Art Museum, Borås Art Museum, Public Art Agency Sweden, and Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation.