Danny Matthys

Over the years, Danny Matthys has harnessed a variety of media to lend form to his lifelong study of human perception. With the support of Karel Geirlandt, Matthys rose to fame in the 1960s as a Belgian pioneer of photo and video art. In the 1970s, he emerged as a conceptual artist and received international recognition. Following this period, in which he chiefly created conceptual work, Matthys turned to more traditional disciplines, such as assemblage, collage and painting. Shortly after participating in Jan Hoet’s ‘Chambres d’Amis’ in 1986, the artist became fascinated by Australia and aboriginal art. Since 2000, Danny and (his wife) Danielle Matthys have been operating from Australia as an artistic duo. In 2017, the conceptual photographic work ‘Brabantdam 59, Downstairs-Upstairs’ (1975) was exhibited at the Fridericianum in Kassel during ‘Documenta 14’.


year and place of birth: 1947, Zottegem, Belgium
whereabouts: Gentbrugge, Belgium

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