Mattias Nordéus


Mattias Nordéus is known primarily for his painted wooden sculptures depicting human figures arranged in varying states of action or inaction, Nordéus has been developing his point of view since the early 2000’s resulting in a particular aesthetic that intriguingly manages to be simultaneously nostalgic and modern.

Nordéus’ figures are built from pieces of angular solid wood before they are delicately painted by Nordéus who is first and foremost a skilled painter. The faces of the resulting figures are brought to life by their somewhat uncanny faces which oftentimes resemble the artist himself or people around him.

Mattias Nordéus (b. 1978, SE) lives and works in Malmö. He is a graduate of Malmö Art Academy.